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SubjectRe: [Nouveau] [PATCH nouveau 09/11] drm: export some variable and functions to resue the PM functions
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Thierry Reding <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 08:27:06PM +0800, Vince Hsu wrote:
>> On 01/06/2015 07:49 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
>> >* PGP Signed by an unknown key
>> >
>> >On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 08:50:18PM +0100, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>> >>On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM, Thierry Reding <> wrote:
>> >>>On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 11:18:34AM +0800, Vince Hsu wrote:
>> >>>>Hi Emil,
>> >>>>
>> >>>>On 12/30/2014 10:34 AM, Emil Velikov wrote:
>> >>>>>On 23/12/14 10:40, Vince Hsu wrote:
>> >>>>>>This patch adds some checks in the suspend/resume functions to distinguish
>> >>>>>>the dGPU and mobile GPU and exports some variables/functions so that the
>> >>>>>>nouveau platform device can reuse them.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>Hi Vince,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>Afaiu one needs to export a symbol as it's used by another module or
>> >>>>>subsystem. With the follow up two patches you are not doing either one,
>> >>>>>so I'd assume that you can just omit the EXPORT_* changes.
>> >>>>The nouveau platform device driver is built as another module -
>> >>>>nouveau_platform.ko. :)
>> >>>I'd like to hear the opinion of the nouveau people and Alex, but I'd
>> >>>very much prefer if nouveau_platform.o was simply linked into the
>> >>>nouveau.ko module. I don't see any good reason to keep it separate.
>> >>Yep, I agree. The decision to host platform support in a separate
>> >>module looks misleaded if it results in additional exports that we
>> >>would otherwise avoid. IIUC I did this to be able to use the module
>> >>convenience macros to register the platform driver.
>> >>
>> >>>Something like the attached patch (untested) ought to do it.
>> >>This patch alone won't be enough for the reason I mentioned above.
>> >>However, if Vince doesn't mind handling the platform driver
>> >>registration manually in nouveau_drm_init/nouveau_drm_exit, I agree
>> >>this would be the way to go.
>> >If we do the conversion to generic power domains, the only Tegra-
>> >specific API remaining will be the access to the fuse registers for the
>> >speedo value. At that point we wouldn't need the ARCH_TEGRA dependency
>> >any longer and could always build the platform driver along with the PCI
>> >driver.
>> Do we really want the platform driver always built with the PCI driver even
>> there is no dependency between them. Actually I have some patches to
>> build the platform driver with !CONFIG_PCI and would like to post them maybe
>> later.
> I do see some advantage in making Nouveau build with !CONFIG_PCI because
> it allows building the driver for an SoC without PCI. But I think always
> compiling whatever is available won't hurt. Nouveau itself is rather big
> (~1 MiB of text and ~120 KiB of data) whereas the platform code weighs
> in at around 1.5 KiB of text and 108 B of data. I suspect that the PCI
> glue is equally negligible.

The much bigger reductions in size would be from getting rid of all
the stuff that's not used at all on a GK20A, like all the firmware,
and a whole bunch of logic. I had a series that split things up into
nv04/nv50/nvc0 categories. I believe it was considered undesirable due
to increased build complexity. (It wasn't a nice modularized
separation but rather just a compile-time setting.) Shouldn't be too
hard to regenerate though.


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