On 2018-02-13 01:15 PM, Christian König wrote: > Am 13.02.2018 um 18:18 schrieb Felix Kuehling: >> On 2018-02-13 12:06 PM, Christian König wrote: >>> [SNIP] >>> Ah, yeah that is also a point I wanted to to talk about with you. >>> >>> The approach of using the same buffer object with multiple amdgpu >>> devices doesn't work in general. >>> >>> We need separate TTM object for each BO in each device or otherwise we >>> break A+A laptops. >> I think it broke for VRAM BOs because we enabled P2P on systems that >> didn't support it properly. But at least system memory BOs can be shared >> quite well between devices and we do it all the time. > > Sharing VRAM BOs is one issue, but the problem goes deeper than just > that. > > Starting with Carizzo we can scanout from system memory to avoid the > extra copy on A+A laptops. For this to work we need the BO mapped to > GART (and I mean a real VMID0 mapping, not just in the GTT domain). > And for this to work in turn we need a TTM object per device and not a > global one.
I still don't understand. I think what you're talking about applies only to BOs used for scan-out. Every BO is allocated from a specific device and can only be GART-mapped on that device. What we do is map the same BO in VMs on other devices. It has no effect on GART mappings. > >> I don't see how you can have separate TTM objects referring to the >> same memory. > > Well that is trivial, we do this all the time with prime and I+A laptops. As I understand it, you use DMABuf to export/import buffers on multiple devices. I believe all devices share a single amdgpu_bo, which contains the ttm_buffer_object. The only way you can have a new TTM buffer object per device is by using SG tables and pinning the BOs. But I think we want to avoid pinning BOs. What we do does not involve pinning of BOs, even when they're shared between multiple devices' VMs. > >>> That is also the reason we had to disable this feature again in the >>> hybrid branches. >> What you disabled on hybrid branches was P2P, which only affects >> large-BAR systems. Sharing of system memory BOs between devices still >> works fine. > > No, it doesn't. It completely breaks any scanout on Carizzo, Stoney > and Raven. Additional to that we found that it breaks some aspects of > the user space interface. Let me check that with my current patch series. The patches I submitted here shouldn't include anything that breaks the use cases you describe. But I'm quite sure it will support sharing BOs between multiple devices' VMs. Regards, Felix > > So end result is that we probably need to revert it and find a > different solution. I'm already working on this for a couple of weeks > now and should have something ready after I'm done with the PASID > handling. > > Regards, > Christian. _______________________________________________ amd-gfx mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/amd-gfx