[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Enable eLLC caching of display buffers for SKL+

Ville Syrjälä ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com
Wed Apr 17 17:15:43 UTC 2019

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 08:09:07AM +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Quoting Ville Syrjala (2019-04-15 15:16:41)
> > From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
> > 
> > Since SKL the eLLC has been sitting on the far side of the system
> > agent, meaning the display engine can utilize it. Let's enable that.
> > 
> > I chose WB for the caching mode, because my numbers are indicating
> > that WT might actually be WB and WC might actually be UC. I'm not
> > 100% sure that is indeed the case but at least my simple rendercopy
> > based benchmark didn't see any difference in performance.
> > 
> > Also if I configure things to do LLCeLLC+WT I still get cache dirt
> > on my screen, suggesting that is in fact operating in WB mode
> > anyway. This is also the reason I had to fix the MOCS target cache
> > to really say PTE rather than LLC+eLLC.
> We also need to check with hybrid setups that supply buffers via prime,
> and we may need to end up marking those as explicitly uncached.

I think all memory access should be able to snoop the eLLC. But yeah,
this should be confirmed on actual hardware. Anyone have a prime setup

Ville Syrjälä

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