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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <a.darwish@linutronix.de>
To: "Christian König" <ckoenig.leichtzumerken@gmail.com>
Cc: dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	"Peter Zijlstra" <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"Sebastian A. Siewior" <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
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	amd-gfx@lists.freedesktop.org, "David Airlie" <airlied@linux.ie>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@redhat.com>,
	"Steven Rostedt" <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	"Alex Deucher" <alexander.deucher@amd.com>,
	"Felix Kuehling" <Felix.Kuehling@amd.com>,
	"Thomas Gleixner" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"Will Deacon" <will@kernel.org>,
	"Christian König" <christian.koenig@amd.com>,
	linux-media@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 13/25] dma-buf: Use sequence counter with associated wound/wait mutex
Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 02:09:30 +0200
Message-ID: <20200521000930.GA359643@debian-buster-darwi.lab.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e28c251e-5771-598c-37dd-c6be2de4b9e1@gmail.com>

On Wed, May 20, 2020, Christian König wrote:
> Am 19.05.20 um 23:45 schrieb Ahmed S. Darwish:
> > A sequence counter write side critical section must be protected by some
> > form of locking to serialize writers. If the serialization primitive is
> > not disabling preemption implicitly, preemption has to be explicitly
> > disabled before entering the sequence counter write side critical
> > section.
> >
> > The dma-buf reservation subsystem uses plain sequence counters to manage
> > updates to reservations. Writer serialization is accomplished through a
> > wound/wait mutex.
> >
> > Acquiring a wound/wait mutex does not disable preemption, so this needs
> > to be done manually before and after the write side critical section.
> >
> > Use the newly-added seqcount_ww_mutex_t instead:
> >
> >    - It associates the ww_mutex with the sequence count, which enables
> >      lockdep to validate that the write side critical section is properly
> >      serialized.
> >
> >    - It removes the need to explicitly add preempt_disable/enable()
> >      around the write side critical section because the write_begin/end()
> >      functions for this new data type automatically do this.
> >
> > If lockdep is disabled this ww_mutex lock association is compiled out
> > and has neither storage size nor runtime overhead.
>
> Mhm, is the dma_resv object the only user of this new seqcount_ww_mutex
> variant ?
>
> If yes we are trying to get rid of this sequence counter for quite some
> time, so I would rather invest the additional time to finish this.
>

In this patch series, each extra "seqcount with associated lock" data
type costs us, exactly:

  - 1 typedef definition, seqcount_ww_mutex_t
  - 1 static initializer, SEQCNT_WW_MUTEX_ZERO()
  - 1 runtime initializer, seqcount_ww_mutex_init()

Definitions for the typedef and the 2 initializers above are
template-code one liners.

The logic which automatically disables preemption upon entering a
seqcount_ww_mutex_t write side critical section is also already shared
with seqcount_mutex_t and any future, preemptible, associated lock.

So, yes, dma-resv is the only user of seqcount_ww_mutex.

But even in that case, given the one liner template code nature of
seqcount_ww_mutex_t logic, it does not make sense to block the dma_resv
and amdgpu change until at some point in the future the sequence counter
is completely removed.

**If and when** the sequence counter gets removed, please just remove
the seqcount_ww_mutex_t data type with it. It will be extremely simple.

> Regards,
> Christian.
>

Thanks,

--
Ahmed S. Darwish
Linutronix GmbH
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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-19 21:45 [PATCH v1 00/25] seqlock: Extend seqcount API with associated locks Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-05-19 21:45 ` [PATCH v1 06/25] dma-buf: Remove custom seqcount lockdep class key Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-05-19 21:45 ` [PATCH v1 13/25] dma-buf: Use sequence counter with associated wound/wait mutex Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-05-20 10:48   ` Christian König
2020-05-21  0:09     ` Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
2020-05-21 13:20       ` Christian König
2020-06-08  0:57 ` [PATCH v2 00/18] seqlock: Extend seqcount API with associated locks Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-06-08  0:57   ` [PATCH v2 05/18] dma-buf: Remove custom seqcount lockdep class key Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-06-08  0:57   ` [PATCH v2 06/18] dma-buf: Use sequence counter with associated wound/wait mutex Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-06-08 14:32     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-06-30  5:44 ` [PATCH v3 00/20] seqlock: Extend seqcount API with associated locks Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-06-30  5:44   ` [PATCH v3 07/20] dma-buf: Remove custom seqcount lockdep class key Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-06-30  5:44   ` [PATCH v3 08/20] dma-buf: Use sequence counter with associated wound/wait mutex Ahmed S. Darwish

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