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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH, x86]: Disable CPA cache flush for selfsnoop targets
On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 3:53 PM Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> > I haven't tested on a real kernel with i915. Does i915 really hit
> > this code path? Does it happen more than once or twice at boot?
>
> Yes some workloads allocate/free a lot of write combined memory
> for graphics objects.
>

But where does that memory come from? If it's from device memory
(i.e. memory that's not in the kernel direct map), then, unless I
missed something, we're never changing the cache mode per se -- we're
just ioremap_wc-ing it, which doesn't require a flush.

IOW I'm wondering if there's any workload where this patch makes a difference.

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