Re: [PATCH 00/13] drm: Fix reservation locking for pin/unpin and console

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Thank you for the patches!

On 2/27/24 13:14, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
> Dma-buf locking semantics require the caller of pin and unpin to hold
> the buffer's reservation lock. Fix DRM to adhere to the specs. This
> enables to fix the locking in DRM's console emulation. Similar changes
> for vmap and mmap have been posted at [1][2]
> Most DRM drivers and memory managers acquire the buffer object's
> reservation lock within their GEM pin and unpin callbacks. This
> violates dma-buf locking semantics. We get away with it because PRIME
> does not provide pin/unpin, but attach/detach, for which the locking
> semantics is correct.
> Patches 1 to 8 rework DRM GEM code in various implementations to
> acquire the reservation lock when entering the pin and unpin callbacks.
> This prepares them for the next patch. Drivers that are not affected
> by these patches either don't acquire the reservation lock (amdgpu)
> or don't need preparation (loongson).
> Patch 9 moves reservation locking from the GEM pin/unpin callbacks
> into drm_gem_pin() and drm_gem_unpin(). As PRIME uses these functions
> internally it still gets the reservation lock.
> With the updated GEM callbacks, the rest of the patchset fixes the
> fbdev emulation's buffer locking. Fbdev emulation needs to keep its
> GEM buffer object inplace while updating its content. This required
> a implicit pinning and apparently amdgpu didn't do this at all.
> Patch 10 introduces drm_client_buffer_vmap_local() and _vunmap_local().
> The former function map a GEM buffer into the kernel's address space
> with regular vmap operations, but keeps holding the reservation lock.
> The _vunmap_local() helper undoes the vmap and releases the lock. The
> updated GEM callbacks make this possible. Between the two calls, the
> fbdev emulation can update the buffer content without have the buffer
> moved or evicted. Update fbdev-generic to use vmap_local helpers,
> which fix amdgpu. The idea of adding a "local vmap" has previously been
> attempted at [3] in a different form.
> Patch 11 adds implicit pinning to the DRM client's regular vmap
> helper so that long-term vmap'ed buffers won't be evicted. This only
> affects fbdev-dma, but GEM DMA helpers don't require pinning. So
> there are no practical changes.
> Patches 12 and 13 remove implicit pinning from the vmap and vunmap
> operations in gem-vram and qxl. These pin operations are not supposed
> to be part of vmap code, but were required to keep the buffers in place
> for fbdev emulation. With the conversion o ffbdev-generic to to
> vmap_local helpers, that code can finally be removed.

Isn't it a common behaviour for all DRM drivers to implicitly pin BO
while it's vmapped? I was sure it should be common /o\

Why would you want to kmap BO that isn't pinned?

Shouldn't TTM's vmap() be changed to do the pinning?

I missed that TTM doesn't pin BO on vmap() and now surprised to see it.
It should be a rather serious problem requiring backporting of the
fixes, but I don't see the fixes tags on the patches (?)

Best regards,

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