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From: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
To: Ben Widawsky <ben@bwidawsk.net>
Cc: intel-gfx@lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/18] drm/i915: Defer allocation of stolen memory for FBC until actual first use
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:28:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <275ffc$790b5r@fmsmga002.fm.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20121105150036.5b856fa3@bwidawsk.net>

On Mon, 5 Nov 2012 15:00:36 +0000, Ben Widawsky <ben@bwidawsk.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:03:13 +0100
> Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > As FBC is commonly disabled due to limitations of the chipset upon
> > output configurations, on many systems FBC is never enabled. For those
> > systems, it is advantageous to make use of the stolen memory for other
> > objects and so we defer allocation of the FBC chunk until we actually
> > require it. This increases the likelihood of that allocation failing,
> > which in turns means that we are already taking advantage of the stolen
> > memory!
> 
> I'm failing to see how this patch is doing what it advertises to do. At
> least applies to dinq it's only deferring the error check. None of the
> steps that now happen before allocating the stolen compressed fb use
> stolen memory. On any of the errors, we seem to free the stolen memory.
> I see a mode check, a platform/plane check, a tiling check, a debug
> check now happening before we setup compression, but I fail to see how
> that really effects anything.... I'm sorry if I am being obtuse, but
> could you please explain a bit better?

All of those previous checks are more likely to be false - and
previously we never tried to recover the stolen memory. I can go back to
a single patch as this is now just an optimisation rather than
preventing a permanent loss of memory.
-Chris

-- 
Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

  reply	other threads:[~2012-11-05 15:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 51+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-10-19 17:03 [PATCH 01/18] drm: Introduce drm_mm_create_block() Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 02/18] drm/i915: Fix detection of stolen base for gen2 Chris Wilson
2012-11-01 23:51   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 03/18] drm/i915: Fix location of stolen memory register for SandyBridge+ Chris Wilson
2012-10-26 21:58   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-28  9:48     ` Chris Wilson
2012-10-28 17:52       ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-02  0:08       ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-02  8:54         ` Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 13:53           ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 04/18] drm/i915: Avoid clearing preallocated regions from the GTT Chris Wilson
2012-10-26 22:22   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 05/18] drm: Introduce an iterator over holes in the drm_mm range manager Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 13:41   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 15:13     ` Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 06/18] drm/i915: Delay allocation of stolen space for FBC Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 13:44   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 15:24     ` Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 07/18] drm/i915: Defer allocation of stolen memory for FBC until actual first use Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 15:00   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 15:28     ` Chris Wilson [this message]
2012-11-05 15:32       ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 08/18] drm/i915: Allow objects to be created with no backing pages, but stolen space Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 09/18] drm/i915: Differentiate between prime and stolen objects Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 10/18] drm/i915: Support readback of stolen objects upon error Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 15:41   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 11/18] drm/i915: Handle stolen objects in pwrite Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 12/18] drm/i915: Handle stolen objects for pread Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 13/18] drm/i915: Introduce i915_gem_object_create_stolen() Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 16:32   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 16:59     ` Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 17:34       ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 14/18] drm/i915: Allocate fbcon from stolen memory Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 15/18] drm/i915: Allocate ringbuffers " Chris Wilson
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 16/18] drm/i915: Allocate overlay registers " Chris Wilson
2012-11-05 17:39   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 17/18] drm/i915: Use a slab for object allocation Chris Wilson
2012-10-24 20:21   ` Paulo Zanoni
2012-11-05 17:49   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 20:57     ` Chris Wilson
2012-11-07 13:59       ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 18:07   ` Ben Widawsky
2012-11-05 18:10     ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-19 17:03 ` [PATCH 18/18] drm/i915: Introduce mapping of user pages into video memory (userptr) ioctl Chris Wilson
2012-10-22 22:21   ` Jesse Barnes
2012-10-23  7:20     ` Daniel Vetter
2012-10-23 17:50       ` Eric Anholt
2012-10-26 21:47 ` [PATCH 01/18] drm: Introduce drm_mm_create_block() Ben Widawsky
2012-10-28  9:57   ` Chris Wilson
2012-10-28 18:12     ` Ben Widawsky
2012-10-28 18:14       ` Ben Widawsky

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