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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] remoteproc: fall back to using parent memory pool if no dedicated available
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 17:39, Suman Anna <s-anna@ti.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Mathieu,
>
> On 3/25/20 3:38 PM, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 11:23:20AM -0500, Suman Anna wrote:
> >> From: Tero Kristo <t-kristo@ti.com>
> >>
> >> In some cases, like with OMAP remoteproc, we are not creating dedicated
> >> memory pool for the virtio device. Instead, we use the same memory pool
> >> for all shared memories. The current virtio memory pool handling forces
> >> a split between these two, as a separate device is created for it,
> >> causing memory to be allocated from bad location if the dedicated pool
> >> is not available. Fix this by falling back to using the parent device
> >> memory pool if dedicated is not available.
> >>
> >> Fixes: 086d08725d34 ("remoteproc: create vdev subdevice with specific dma memory pool")
> >> Signed-off-by: Tero Kristo <t-kristo@ti.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Suman Anna <s-anna@ti.com>
> >> ---
> >> v2:
> >> - Address Arnaud's concerns about hard-coded memory-region index 0
> >> - Update the comment around the new code addition
> >> v1: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11422721/
> >>
> >> drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_virtio.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
> >> include/linux/remoteproc.h | 2 ++
> >> 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_virtio.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_virtio.c
> >> index eb817132bc5f..b687715cdf4b 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_virtio.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_virtio.c
> >> @@ -369,6 +369,21 @@ int rproc_add_virtio_dev(struct rproc_vdev *rvdev, int id)
> >> goto out;
> >> }
> >> }
> >> + } else {
> >> + struct device_node *np = rproc->dev.parent->of_node;
> >> +
> >> + /*
> >> + * If we don't have dedicated buffer, just attempt to re-assign
> >> + * the reserved memory from our parent. A default memory-region
> >> + * at index 0 from the parent's memory-regions is assigned for
> >> + * the rvdev dev to allocate from, and this can be customized
> >> + * by updating the vdevbuf_mem_id in platform drivers if
> >> + * desired. Failure is non-critical and the allocations will
> >> + * fall back to global pools, so don't check return value
> >> + * either.
> >
> > I'm perplex... In the changelog it is indicated that if a memory pool is
> > not dedicated allocation happens from a bad location but here failure of
> > getting a hold of a dedicated memory pool is not critical.
>
> So, the comment here is a generic one while the bad location part in the
> commit description is actually from OMAP remoteproc usage perspective
> (if you remember the dev_warn messages we added to the memory-region
> parse logic in the driver).

I can't tell... Are you referring to the comment lines after
of_reserved_mem_device_init() in omap_rproc_probe()?

>
> Before the fixed-memory carveout support, all the DMA allocations in
> remoteproc core were made from the rproc platform device's DMA pool (
> which can be NULL). That is lost after the fixed-memory support, and
> they were always allocated from global DMA pools if no dedicated pools
> are used. After this patch, that continues to be case for drivers that
> still do not use any dedicated pools, while it does restore the usage of
> the platform device's DMA pool if a driver uses one (OMAP remoteproc
> falls into the latter).
>
> >
> >> + */
> >> + of_reserved_mem_device_init_by_idx(dev, np,
> >> + rproc->vdevbuf_mem_id);
> >
> > I wonder if using an index setup by platform code is really the best way
> > forward when we already have the carveout mechanic available to us. I see the
> > platform code adding a carveout that would have the same name as rproc->name.
> > From there in rproc_add_virtio_dev() we could have something like:
> >
> > mem = rproc_find_carveout_by_name(rproc, "%s", rproc->name);
> >
> >
> > That would be very flexible, the location of the reserved memory withing the
> > memory-region could change without fear of breaking things and no need to add to
> > struct rproc.
> >
> > Let me know what you think.
>
> I think that can work as well but I feel it is lot more cumbersome. It
> does require every platform driver to add code adding/registering that
> carveout, and parse the reserved memory region etc. End of the day, we
> rely on DMA API and we just have to assign the region to the newly
> created device. The DMA pool assignment for devices using
> reserved-memory nodes has simply been the of_reserved_mem_device_init()
> function.

Given all the things happening in the platform drivers adding and
registering a single carveout doesn't seem that onerous to me. I
also expect setting rproc->vdevbuf_mem_id would involve some form of
parsing. Lastly if a couple of platforms end up doing the same thing
might as well bring the code in the core, hence choosing a generic
name such as rproc->name for the memory region.

At the very least I would use of_reserved_mem_device_init_by_idx(dev,
np, 0). I agree it is not flexible but I'll take that over adding a
new field to structure rproc.

Thanks,
Mathieu

>
> regards
> Suman
>
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mathieu
> >
> >> }
> >>
> >> /* Allocate virtio device */
> >> diff --git a/include/linux/remoteproc.h b/include/linux/remoteproc.h
> >> index ed127b2d35ca..07bd73a6d72a 100644
> >> --- a/include/linux/remoteproc.h
> >> +++ b/include/linux/remoteproc.h
> >> @@ -481,6 +481,7 @@ struct rproc_dump_segment {
> >> * @auto_boot: flag to indicate if remote processor should be auto-started
> >> * @dump_segments: list of segments in the firmware
> >> * @nb_vdev: number of vdev currently handled by rproc
> >> + * @vdevbuf_mem_id: default memory-region index for allocating vdev buffers
> >> */
> >> struct rproc {
> >> struct list_head node;
> >> @@ -514,6 +515,7 @@ struct rproc {
> >> bool auto_boot;
> >> struct list_head dump_segments;
> >> int nb_vdev;
> >> + u8 vdevbuf_mem_id;
> >> u8 elf_class;
> >> };
> >>
> >> --
> >> 2.23.0
> >>
>

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