On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 10:49:31AM +0000, Tvrtko Ursulin wrote:
> 
> On 01/12/2016 10:26, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 10:06:25AM +0000, Tvrtko Ursulin wrote:
> >>
> >>On 01/12/2016 09:46, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >>>Move the GuC invalidation of its ggtt TLB to where we perform the ggtt
> >>>modification rather than proliferate it into all the callers of the
> >>>insert (which may or may not in fact have to do the insertion).
> >>>
> >>>v2: Just do the guc invalidate unconditionally, (afaict) it has no impact
> >>>without the guc loaded on gen8+
> >>
> >>Why do you find it tempting to do it unconditionally? I would rather
> >>not touch it on gen8 at all and would also prefer the conditional
> >>flush in gen9.
> >
> >Because if I add a conditional here, I end up wanting writing a new vfunc
> >for invalidate (if I can coax the gmch / gen6 / guc usage into something
> >consistent). And I'm lazy. :)
> 
> To make sure I fully understand - just because you would not like to
> see the conditional in gen8_ggtt_invalidate? So you would add
> gen8_ggtt_invalidate and gen9_ggtt_invalidate with a GuC flush?

gen9_guc_ggtt_invalidate. Because I don't like the conditional in
i915_ggtt_flush() - and that shows we have another place missing the guc
invalidate. And also because at one point, I was toying with
the idea of pushing the flush out to the caller of ->insert_page() in
case they wanted to manipulate multiple pages. (However, that looks
like it will remain single pages only.) I
 
> I would have thought conditional is less bothersome than making the
> unused piece of the GPU (on gen8) do stuff.

I thought you wouldn't want to punch a bit on the register if it wasn't
being used at all.
-Chris

-- 
Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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