Re: [virtio-dev] [PATCH 2/2] drm/virtio: add iommu support.

From: Jiandi An
Date: Wed Sep 19 2018 - 18:07:05 EST

On 09/19/2018 06:38 AM, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>>>> Once display manger is kicked off for example (sudo systemctl start lightdm.service) and
>>>> resource id 3 gets created from user space down, it still gives a blank black screen.
>>> Hmm. I'd suspect there is simply a code path missing. Can you send the
>>> patch you have?
>>> cheers,
>>> Gerd
>> I sent the patch. For now it does dma_sync_sg on the pages in
>> TRANSFER_TO_HOST_2D/3D when use_dma_api is true.
> Hmm, the way it is hooked up it should not miss any resource update.
> So not sure why it isn't working.
> Pushed the patch nevertheless as it is clearly a step into the right
> direction.
> cheers,
> Gerd

I did more tracing and digging. The ttm-pages that needs to be dma_synced
are inside virtio_gpu_object.

the driver creating virtio_gpu_objects with resource_id = 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively.

resource_id = 1 is created during driver load in the path of

In this path virtio_gpu_framebuffer_init() is called where it ties
virtio_gpu_object -> drm_gem_object into
virtio_gpu_framebuffer -> drm_framebuffer -> drm_gem_object obj[0]

So later with given drm_gem_object, gem_to_virtio_gpu_obj() can get to
the virtio_gpu_object that contains it.

When kicking off display manager such as lightdm
resource_id = 2, 3, and 4 are created in the drm_mode_create_dumb ioctl path

In this path a different virtio_gpu_object is created for each resource_id.
The virtio_gpu_object or the underlying drm_gem_object is not tied to
virtio_gpu_framebuffer. It is published to userspace through drm_file which
registers the gem_handle for the drm_gem_object.

After display manger is kicked off, the VIRTIO_GPU_CMD_TRANSFER_TO_HOST_2D
command is acting on the virtio_gpu_object resource created for resource_id = 3.

In virtio_gpu_cmd_transfer_to_host(), it only has access to struct virtio_gpu_device,
so the virtio_gpu_object it accesses through virtio_gpu_device is resource_id = 1's

void virtio_gpu_cmd_transfer_to_host_2d(struct virtio_gpu_device *vgdev,
uint32_t resource_id, uint64_t offset,
struct virtio_gpu_fbdev *vgfbdev = vgdev->vgfbdev;
struct virtio_gpu_framebuffer *fb = &vgfbdev->vgfb;
struct virtio_gpu_object *obj = gem_to_virtio_gpu_obj(fb->base.obj[0]);

In struct drm_framebuffer, there is struct drm_gem_object *obj[4], only first
element is being used here. Can the virtio_gpu_object created from user space
for resource_id 3 be saved here to tie it to virtio_gpu_framebuffer?

Is there better way to get to the virtio_gpu_object created in the
virtio_gpu_mode_dumb_create() path from virtio_gpu_device or somehow from drm_file
via gem_handle down at the layer of virtio_gpu_cmd_transfer_to_host()?

- Jiandi