[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 0/7] drm/i915: Use the memcpy_from_wc function from drm
balasubramani.vivekanandan at intel.com
Wed Feb 23 11:08:57 UTC 2022
On 23.02.2022 10:02, Das, Nirmoy wrote:
> On 22/02/2022 15:51, Balasubramani Vivekanandan wrote:
> > drm_memcpy_from_wc() performs fast copy from WC memory type using
> > non-temporal instructions. Now there are two similar implementations of
> > this function. One exists in drm_cache.c as drm_memcpy_from_wc() and
> > another implementation in i915/i915_memcpy.c as i915_memcpy_from_wc().
> > drm_memcpy_from_wc() was the recent addition through the series
> > https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/436276/?series=90681&rev=6
> > The goal of this patch series is to change all users of
> > i915_memcpy_from_wc() to drm_memcpy_from_wc() and a have common
> > implementation in drm and eventually remove the copy from i915.
> > Another benefit of using memcpy functions from drm is that
> > drm_memcpy_from_wc() is available for non-x86 architectures.
> > i915_memcpy_from_wc() is implemented only for x86 and prevents building
> > i915 for ARM64.
> > drm_memcpy_from_wc() does fast copy using non-temporal instructions for
> > x86 and for other architectures makes use of memcpy() family of
> > functions as fallback.
> > Another major difference is unlike i915_memcpy_from_wc(),
> > drm_memcpy_from_wc() will not fail if the passed address argument is not
> > alignment to be used with non-temporal load instructions or if the
> > platform lacks support for those instructions (non-temporal load
> > instructions are provided through SSE4.1 instruction set extension).
> > Instead drm_memcpy_from_wc() continues with fallback functions to
> > complete the copy.
> > This relieves the caller from checking the return value of
> > i915_memcpy_from_wc() and explicitly using a fallback.
> > Follow up series will be created to remove the memcpy_from_wc functions
> > from i915 once the dependency is completely removed.
> Overall the series looks good to me but I think you can add another patch to
> i915_memcpy_from_wc() as I don't see any other usages left after this series, may be I
> am missing something?
I have changed all users of i915_memcpy_from_wc() to drm function. But
this is another function i915_unaligned_memcpy_from_wc() in
i915_memcpy.c which is blocking completely eliminating the i915_memcpy.c
file from i915.
This function accepts unaligned source address and does fast copy only
for the aligned region of memory and remaining part is copied using
Either I can move i915_unaligned_memcpy_from_wc() also to drm but I am
concerned since it is more a platform specific handling, does it make
sense to keep it in drm.
Else I have retain to i915_unaligned_memcpy_from_wc() inside i915 and
refactor the function to use drm_memcpy_from_wc() instead of the
But before I could do more changes, I wanted feedback on the current
change. So I decided to go ahead with creating series for review.
> > Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
> > Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi at intel.com>
> > Cc: David Airlie <airlied at linux.ie>
> > Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch>
> > Cc: Chris Wilson <chris.p.wilson at intel.com>
> > Cc: Thomas Hellstr_m <thomas.hellstrom at linux.intel.com>
> > Cc: Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen at linux.intel.com>
> > Cc: Rodrigo Vivi <rodrigo.vivi at intel.com>
> > Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin at linux.intel.com>
> > Balasubramani Vivekanandan (7):
> > drm: Relax alignment constraint for destination address
> > drm: Add drm_memcpy_from_wc() variant which accepts destination
> > address
> > drm/i915: use the memcpy_from_wc call from the drm
> > drm/i915/guc: use the memcpy_from_wc call from the drm
> > drm/i915/selftests: use the memcpy_from_wc call from the drm
> > drm/i915/gt: Avoid direct dereferencing of io memory
> > drm/i915: Avoid dereferencing io mapped memory
> > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_cache.c | 98 +++++++++++++++++--
> > drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gem/i915_gem_object.c | 8 +-
> > drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/selftest_reset.c | 21 ++--
> > drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/uc/intel_guc_log.c | 11 ++-
> > drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c | 45 +++++----
> > .../drm/i915/selftests/intel_memory_region.c | 8 +-
> > include/drm/drm_cache.h | 3 +
> > 7 files changed, 148 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
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