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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/3] drm/shmem: add support for per object caching flags.
On 2/27/20 11:56 AM, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Hi,
>> I think it might be safe for some integrated graphics where the driver
>> maintainers can guarantee that it's safe on all particular processors used
>> with that driver, but then IMO it should be moved out to those drivers.
>> Other drivers needing write-combine shouldn't really use shmem.
>> So again, to fix the regression, could we revert 0be895893607f ("drm/shmem:
>> switch shmem helper to &drm_gem_object_funcs.mmap") or does that have other
>> implications?
> This patch isn't a regression. The old code path has the
> pgprot_writecombine() call in drm_gem_mmap_obj(), so the behavior
> is the same before and afterwards.

OK. I wasn't checking where this all came from from the start...

> But with the patch in place we can easily have shmem helpers do their
> own thing instead of depending on whatever drm_gem_mmap_obj() is doing.
> Just using cached mappings unconditionally would be perfectly fine for
> virtio-gpu.
> Not sure about the other users though. I'd like to fix the virtio-gpu
> regression (coming from ttm -> shmem switch) asap, and I don't feel like
> changing the behavior for other drivers in 5.6-rc is a good idea.
> So I'd like to push patches 1+2 to -fixes and sort everything else later
> in -next. OK?

OK with me. Do we have any idea what drivers are actually using
write-combine and decrypted?


> cheers,
> Gerd

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