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

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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.
> Tested with amdgpu, nouveau, radeon, simpledrm and vc4.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Thomas Zimmermann (13):
>   drm/gem-shmem: Acquire reservation lock in GEM pin/unpin callbacks
>   drm/gem-vram: Acquire reservation lock in GEM pin/unpin callbacks
>   drm/msm: Provide msm_gem_get_pages_locked()
>   drm/msm: Acquire reservation lock in GEM pin/unpin callback
>   drm/nouveau: Provide nouveau_bo_{pin,unpin}_locked()
>   drm/nouveau: Acquire reservation lock in GEM pin/unpin callbacks
>   drm/qxl: Provide qxl_bo_{pin,unpin}_locked()
>   drm/qxl: Acquire reservation lock in GEM pin/unpin callbacks
>   drm/gem: Acquire reservation lock in drm_gem_{pin/unpin}()
>   drm/fbdev-generic: Fix locking with drm_client_buffer_vmap_local()
>   drm/client: Pin vmap'ed GEM buffers
>   drm/gem-vram: Do not pin buffer objects for vmap
>   drm/qxl: Do not pin buffer objects for vmap

The patches look good. I gave them fbtest on virtio-gpu, no problems

Reviewed-by: Dmitry Osipenko <dmitry.osipenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Dmitry Osipenko <dmitry.osipenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> # virtio-gpu

Best regards,

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