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From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Cc: Ralph Campbell <rcampbell@nvidia.com>,
	Linux Doc Mailing List <linux-doc@vger.kernel.org>,
	Nouveau Dev <nouveau@lists.freedesktop.org>,
	dri-devel <dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org>,
	Alistair Popple <apopple@nvidia.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	kvm-ppc@vger.kernel.org, Linux MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Ben Skeggs <bskeggs@redhat.com>, Daniel Vetter <daniel@ffwll.ch>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Nouveau] [PATCH 0/9] Add support for SVM atomics in Nouveau
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:59:13 -0400
Message-ID: <20210210175913.GO4718@ziepe.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <57fe0deb-8bf6-d3ee-3545-11109e946528@nvidia.com>

On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 12:53:27PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:

> This direction sounds at least...possible. Using MMU notifiers instead of pins
> is definitely appealing. I'm not quite clear on the callback idea above, but
> overall it seems like taking advantage of the ZONE_DEVICE tracking of pages
> (without having to put anything additional in each struct page), could work.

It isn't the ZONE_DEVICE page that needs to be tracked.

Really what you want to do here is leave the CPU page in the VMA and
the page tables where it started and deny CPU access to the page. Then
all the proper machinery will continue to work.

IMHO "migration" is the wrong idea if the data isn't actually moving.

Jason
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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-09  1:07 Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 1/9] mm/migrate.c: Always allow device private pages to migrate Alistair Popple
2021-02-09 13:39   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-10  3:40     ` Alistair Popple
2021-02-10 12:56       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 2/9] mm/migrate.c: Allow pfn flags to be passed to migrate_vma_setup() Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 3/9] mm/migrate: Add a unmap and pin migration mode Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 4/9] Documentation: Add unmap and pin to HMM Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 5/9] hmm-tests: Add test for unmap and pin Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 6/9] nouveau/dmem: Only map migrating pages Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 7/9] nouveau/svm: Refactor nouveau_range_fault Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 8/9] nouveau/dmem: Add support for multiple page types Alistair Popple
2021-02-09  1:07 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 9/9] nouveau/svm: Implement atomic SVM access Alistair Popple
2021-02-09 10:27 ` [Nouveau] [PATCH 0/9] Add support for SVM atomics in Nouveau Daniel Vetter
2021-02-09 12:57   ` Alistair Popple
2021-02-09 13:35     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-09 13:39       ` Daniel Vetter
2021-02-09 13:44         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-09 21:17       ` Jerome Glisse
2021-02-10 17:56         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-09 13:37     ` Daniel Vetter
2021-02-09 20:53       ` John Hubbard
2021-02-10 12:59         ` Daniel Vetter
2021-02-11  2:26           ` John Hubbard
2021-02-10 17:59         ` Jason Gunthorpe [this message]
2021-02-11  7:55           ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-02-17 23:00             ` Alistair Popple

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