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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/4] dma-fence: Add deadline awareness
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Am 28.07.21 um 09:03 schrieb Christian König:
> Am 27.07.21 um 16:25 schrieb Rob Clark:
>> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 12:11 AM Christian König
>> <ckoenig.leichtzumerken@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Am 27.07.21 um 01:38 schrieb Rob Clark:
>>>> From: Rob Clark <robdclark@chromium.org>
>>>>
>>>> Add a way to hint to the fence signaler of an upcoming deadline,
>>>> such as
>>>> vblank, which the fence waiter would prefer not to miss. This is to
>>>> aid
>>>> the fence signaler in making power management decisions, like boosting
>>>> frequency as the deadline approaches and awareness of missing
>>>> deadlines
>>>> so that can be factored in to the frequency scaling.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Rob Clark <robdclark@chromium.org>
>>>> ---
>>>>    drivers/dma-buf/dma-fence.c | 39
>>>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>    include/linux/dma-fence.h   | 17 ++++++++++++++++
>>>>    2 files changed, 56 insertions(+)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/dma-buf/dma-fence.c b/drivers/dma-buf/dma-fence.c
>>>> index ce0f5eff575d..2e0d25ab457e 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/dma-buf/dma-fence.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/dma-buf/dma-fence.c
>>>> @@ -910,6 +910,45 @@ dma_fence_wait_any_timeout(struct dma_fence
>>>> **fences, uint32_t count,
>>>>    }
>>>>    EXPORT_SYMBOL(dma_fence_wait_any_timeout);
>>>>
>>>> +
>>>> +/**
>>>> + * dma_fence_set_deadline - set desired fence-wait deadline
>>>> + * @fence:    the fence that is to be waited on
>>>> + * @deadline: the time by which the waiter hopes for the fence to be
>>>> + *            signaled
>>>> + *
>>>> + * Inform the fence signaler of an upcoming deadline, such as
>>>> vblank, by
>>>> + * which point the waiter would prefer the fence to be signaled
>>>> by.  This
>>>> + * is intended to give feedback to the fence signaler to aid in power
>>>> + * management decisions, such as boosting GPU frequency if a periodic
>>>> + * vblank deadline is approaching.
>>>> + */
>>>> +void dma_fence_set_deadline(struct dma_fence *fence, ktime_t
>>>> deadline)
>>>> +{
>>>> +     unsigned long flags;
>>>> +
>>>> +     if (dma_fence_is_signaled(fence))
>>>> +             return;
>>>> +
>>>> +     spin_lock_irqsave(fence->lock, flags);
>>>> +
>>>> +     /* If we already have an earlier deadline, keep it: */
>>>> +     if (test_bit(DMA_FENCE_FLAG_HAS_DEADLINE_BIT, &fence->flags) &&
>>>> +         ktime_before(fence->deadline, deadline)) {
>>>> +             spin_unlock_irqrestore(fence->lock, flags);
>>>> +             return;
>>>> +     }
>>>> +
>>>> +     fence->deadline = deadline;
>>>> +     set_bit(DMA_FENCE_FLAG_HAS_DEADLINE_BIT, &fence->flags);
>>>> +
>>>> +     spin_unlock_irqrestore(fence->lock, flags);
>>>> +
>>>> +     if (fence->ops->set_deadline)
>>>> +             fence->ops->set_deadline(fence, deadline);
>>>> +}
>>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(dma_fence_set_deadline);
>>>> +
>>>>    /**
>>>>     * dma_fence_init - Initialize a custom fence.
>>>>     * @fence: the fence to initialize
>>>> diff --git a/include/linux/dma-fence.h b/include/linux/dma-fence.h
>>>> index 6ffb4b2c6371..4e6cfe4e6fbc 100644
>>>> --- a/include/linux/dma-fence.h
>>>> +++ b/include/linux/dma-fence.h
>>>> @@ -88,6 +88,7 @@ struct dma_fence {
>>>>                /* @timestamp replaced by @rcu on
>>>> dma_fence_release() */
>>>>                struct rcu_head rcu;
>>>>        };
>>>> +     ktime_t deadline;
>>> Mhm, adding the flag sounds ok to me but I'm a bit hesitating adding
>>> the
>>> deadline as extra field here.
>>>
>>> We tuned the dma_fence structure intentionally so that it is only 64
>>> bytes.
>> Hmm, then I guess you wouldn't be a fan of also adding an hrtimer?
>>
>> We could push the ktime_t (and timer) down into the derived fence
>> class, but I think there is going to need to be some extra storage
>> *somewhere*.. maybe the fence signaler could get away with just
>> storing the nearest upcoming deadline per fence-context instead?
>
> I would just push that into the driver instead.
>
> You most likely don't want the deadline per fence anyway in complex
> scenarios, but rather per frame. And a frame is usually composed from
> multiple fences.

Thinking more about it we could probably kill the spinlock pointer and
make the flags 32bit if we absolutely need that here.

But I still don't see the need for that, especially since most drivers
probably won't implement it.

Regards,
Christian.

>
> Regards,
> Christian.
>
>>
>> BR,
>> -R
>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Christian.
>>>
>>>>        u64 context;
>>>>        u64 seqno;
>>>>        unsigned long flags;
>>>> @@ -99,6 +100,7 @@ enum dma_fence_flag_bits {
>>>>        DMA_FENCE_FLAG_SIGNALED_BIT,
>>>>        DMA_FENCE_FLAG_TIMESTAMP_BIT,
>>>>        DMA_FENCE_FLAG_ENABLE_SIGNAL_BIT,
>>>> +     DMA_FENCE_FLAG_HAS_DEADLINE_BIT,
>>>>        DMA_FENCE_FLAG_USER_BITS, /* must always be last member */
>>>>    };
>>>>
>>>> @@ -261,6 +263,19 @@ struct dma_fence_ops {
>>>>         */
>>>>        void (*timeline_value_str)(struct dma_fence *fence,
>>>>                                   char *str, int size);
>>>> +
>>>> +     /**
>>>> +      * @set_deadline:
>>>> +      *
>>>> +      * Callback to allow a fence waiter to inform the fence
>>>> signaler of an
>>>> +      * upcoming deadline, such as vblank, by which point the
>>>> waiter would
>>>> +      * prefer the fence to be signaled by.  This is intended to
>>>> give feedback
>>>> +      * to the fence signaler to aid in power management
>>>> decisions, such as
>>>> +      * boosting GPU frequency.
>>>> +      *
>>>> +      * This callback is optional.
>>>> +      */
>>>> +     void (*set_deadline)(struct dma_fence *fence, ktime_t deadline);
>>>>    };
>>>>
>>>>    void dma_fence_init(struct dma_fence *fence, const struct
>>>> dma_fence_ops *ops,
>>>> @@ -586,6 +601,8 @@ static inline signed long dma_fence_wait(struct
>>>> dma_fence *fence, bool intr)
>>>>        return ret < 0 ? ret : 0;
>>>>    }
>>>>
>>>> +void dma_fence_set_deadline(struct dma_fence *fence, ktime_t
>>>> deadline);
>>>> +
>>>>    struct dma_fence *dma_fence_get_stub(void);
>>>>    struct dma_fence *dma_fence_allocate_private_stub(void);
>>>>    u64 dma_fence_context_alloc(unsigned num);
>

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