[Intel-gfx] [RFC 17/17] drm/i915: Annotate dma_fence_work

Daniel Vetter daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch
Tue May 12 08:59:44 UTC 2020

i915 does tons of allocations from this worker, which lockdep catches.

Also generic infrastructure like this with big potential for how
dma_fence or other cross driver contracts work, really should be
reviewed on dri-devel. Implementing custom wheels for everything
within the driver is a classic case of "platform problem" [1]. Which in
upstream we really shouldn't have.

Since there's no quick way to solve these splats (dma_fence_work is
used a bunch in basic buffer management and command submission) like
for amdgpu, I'm giving up at this point here. Annotating i915
scheduler and gpu reset could would be interesting, but since lockdep
is one-shot we can't see what surprises would lurk there.

1: https://lwn.net/Articles/443531/
Cc: linux-media at vger.kernel.org
Cc: linaro-mm-sig at lists.linaro.org
Cc: linux-rdma at vger.kernel.org
Cc: amd-gfx at lists.freedesktop.org
Cc: intel-gfx at lists.freedesktop.org
Cc: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst at linux.intel.com>
Cc: Christian König <christian.koenig at amd.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_sw_fence_work.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_sw_fence_work.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_sw_fence_work.c
index a3a81bb8f2c3..5b74acadaef5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_sw_fence_work.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_sw_fence_work.c
@@ -17,12 +17,15 @@ static void fence_work(struct work_struct *work)
 	struct dma_fence_work *f = container_of(work, typeof(*f), work);
 	int err;
+	bool fence_cookie;
+	fence_cookie = dma_fence_begin_signalling();
 	err = f->ops->work(f);
 	if (err)
 		dma_fence_set_error(&f->dma, err);
+	dma_fence_end_signalling(fence_cookie);

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