Re: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2] drm: share address space for dma bufs

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Date: Fri Nov 22 2019 - 01:32:48 EST

On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 04:42:10PM +0000, Ruhl, Michael J wrote:
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> >Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2] drm: share address space for dma bufs
> >
> >Use the shared address space of the drm device (see drm_open() in
> >drm_file.c) for dma-bufs too. That removes a difference betweem drm
> >device mmap vmas and dma-buf mmap vmas and fixes corner cases like
> >unmaps not working properly.
> Hi Gerd,
> Just want to make sure I understand this...
> So unmaps will not work correctly for mappings when a driver does a
> drm_vma_node_unamp()?

Completely removing the mapping (aka munmap syscall) works fine.
Zapping the pte's (using madvise(dontneed) for example) doesn't.

> This is a day one bug?

I guess so, but I'll leave that to others being active longer than me in
drm hacking to answer ...