On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:34:34PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote: > On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Jordan Crouse <jcro...@codeaurora.org> > wrote: > > On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 09:43:35AM -0400, Rob Clark wrote: > >> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 4:35 PM, Jordan Crouse <jcro...@codeaurora.org> > >> wrote: > >> > Add the infrastructure to support the idea of multiple ringbuffers. > >> > Assign each ringbuffer an id and use that as an index for the various > >> > ring specific operations. > >> > > >> > The biggest delta is to support legacy fences. Each fence gets its own > >> > sequence number but the legacy functions expect to use a unique integer. > >> > To handle this we return a unique identifer for each submission but > >> > map it to a specific ring/sequence under the covers. Newer users use > >> > a dma_fence pointer anyway so they don't care about the actual sequence > >> > ID or ring. > >> > >> So, WAIT_FENCE is alive and well, and useful since it avoids the > >> overhead of creating a 'struct file', but it is only used within a > >> single pipe_context (or at least situations where we know which ctx > >> the seqno fence applies to). It seems like it would be simpler if we > >> just introduced a ctx-id in all the ioctls (SUBMIT and WAIT_FENCE) > >> that take a uint fence. Then I think we don't need hashtable > >> fancyness. > >> > >> Also, one thing I was thinking of is that some-day we might want to > >> make SUBMIT non-blocking when there is a dependency on a fence from a > >> different ring. (Ie. queue it up but don't write cmds into rb yet.) > >> Which means we'd need multiple fence timelines per priority-level rb. > >> Which brings me back to wanting a CREATE_CTX type of ioctl. (And I > >> guess DESTROY_CTX.) We could make these simple stubs for now, ie. > >> CREATE_CTX just returns the priority level back, and not really have > >> any separate "context" object on the kernel side for now. This > >> wouldn't change the implementation much from what you have, but I > >> think that gives us some flexibility to later on actually let us have > >> multiple contexts at a given priority level which don't block each > >> other for submits that are still pending on some fence, without > >> another UABI change. > > > > Sure. My motivation here was to mostly avoid making that decision because I > > know > > from experience once we start going down that path we end up using the > > context > > ID for everything and we end up re-spinning a bunch of APIs. > > > > But I agree that the context concept is our inevitable future - I've already > > posted one set of patches for "draw queues" (which will soon be bravely > > renamed > > as submit queues). I think thats the way we want to go because as you said, > > there is a 100% chance we'll go for asynchronous submissions in the very > > near > > future. > > > > That said, there is a bit of added complexity for per-queue fences - namely, > > we need to move the per-ring fence value in the memptrs to a per-queue > > value. > > This probably isn't a huge deal (an extra page of memory would give us up to > > 1024 queues to work with globally) but I get itchy every time an arbitrary > > limit is introduced no matter how reasonable it might be. > > > > FWIW, we have contexts in amdgpu and it makes a lot of things easier > when dealing with dependencies. Feel free to browse our > implementation for ideas.
Same on i915, we use contexts (not batches) as the scheduling entity. Think of them like threads on a cpu, at least in our case. And we can dynamically allocate as many as we need (well until we run out of memory of course), we can even swap them in/out :-) -Daniel -- Daniel Vetter Software Engineer, Intel Corporation http://blog.ffwll.ch _______________________________________________ Freedreno mailing list Freedreno@lists.freedesktop.org https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/freedreno