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Date:   Tue, 2 Feb 2021 18:07:38 -0800
From:   John Stultz <john.stultz@...aro.org>
To:     Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@...gle.com>
Cc:     Sumit Semwal <sumit.semwal@...aro.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        Liam Mark <lmark@...eaurora.org>,
        Laura Abbott <labbott@...hat.com>,
        Brian Starkey <Brian.Starkey@....com>,
        Christian Koenig <christian.koenig@....com>,
        Chris Goldsworthy <cgoldswo@...eaurora.org>,
        Ørjan Eide <orjan.eide@....com>,
        Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@....com>,
        James Jones <jajones@...dia.com>,
        Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>,
        Hridya Valsaraju <hridya@...gle.com>,
        Sandeep Patil <sspatil@...gle.com>,
        linux-media <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>,
        dri-devel <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
        "moderated list:DMA BUFFER SHARING FRAMEWORK" 
        <linaro-mm-sig@...ts.linaro.org>, linux-mm <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Android Kernel Team <kernel-team@...roid.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] dma-buf: heaps: Map system heap pages as managed
 by linux vm

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 4:31 PM Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@...gle.com> wrote:
> Currently system heap maps its buffers with VM_PFNMAP flag using
> remap_pfn_range. This results in such buffers not being accounted
> for in PSS calculations because vm treats this memory as having no
> page structs. Without page structs there are no counters representing
> how many processes are mapping a page and therefore PSS calculation
> is impossible.
> Historically, ION driver used to map its buffers as VM_PFNMAP areas
> due to memory carveouts that did not have page structs [1]. That
> is not the case anymore and it seems there was desire to move away
> from remap_pfn_range [2].
> Dmabuf system heap design inherits this ION behavior and maps its
> pages using remap_pfn_range even though allocated pages are backed
> by page structs.
> Replace remap_pfn_range with vm_insert_page, following Laura's suggestion
> in [1]. This would allow correct PSS calculation for dmabufs.
>
> [1] https://driverdev-devel.linuxdriverproject.narkive.com/v0fJGpaD/using-ion-memory-for-direct-io
> [2] http://driverdev.linuxdriverproject.org/pipermail/driverdev-devel/2018-October/127519.html
> (sorry, could not find lore links for these discussions)
>
> Suggested-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@...nel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@...gle.com>

For consistency, do we need something similar for the cma heap as well?

thanks
-john

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