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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:10:46 +0200
From:   Mikko Perttunen <>
To:     Dmitry Osipenko <>,
        Mikko Perttunen <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/10] gpu: host1x: Optionally block when acquiring

On 12.11.2017 13:23, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> On 11.11.2017 00:15, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>> On 07.11.2017 18:29, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>> On 07.11.2017 16:11, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
>>>> On 05.11.2017 19:14, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>>>> On 05.11.2017 14:01, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
>>>>>> Add an option to host1x_channel_request to interruptibly wait for a
>>>>>> free channel. This allows IOCTLs that acquire a channel to block
>>>>>> the userspace.
>>>>> Wouldn't it be more optimal to request channel and block after job's pining,
>>>>> when all patching and checks are completed? Note that right now we have locking
>>>>> around submission in DRM, which I suppose should go away by making locking fine
>>>>> grained.
>>>> That would be possible, but I don't think it should matter much since contention
>>>> here should not be the common case.
>>>>> Or maybe it would be more optimal to just iterate over channels, like I
>>>>> suggested before [0]?
>>>> Somehow I hadn't noticed this before, but this would break the invariant of
>>>> having one client/class per channel.
>>> Yes, currently there is a weak relation of channel and clients device, but seems
>>> channels device is only used for printing dev_* messages and device could be
>>> borrowed from the channels job. I don't see any real point of hardwiring channel
>>> to a specific device or client.
>> Although, it won't work with syncpoint assignment to channel.
> On the other hand.. it should work if one syncpoint could be assigned to
> multiple channels, couldn't it?

A syncpoint can only be mapped to a single channel, so unfortunately 
this won't work.


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