Re: [PATCH v1 1/3] gpu: host1x: Remove implicit IOMMU backing on client's registration

From: Thierry Reding
Date: Thu Oct 24 2019 - 09:48:06 EST

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 04:35:13PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 24.10.2019 14:50, Thierry Reding ÐÐÑÐÑ:
> > On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 08:37:41PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> >> On ARM32 we don't want any of the clients device to be backed by the
> >> implicit domain, simply because we can't afford such a waste on older
> >> Tegra SoCs that have very few domains available in total. The recent IOMMU
> >> support addition for the Video Decoder hardware uncovered the problem
> >> that an unfortunate drivers probe order results in the DRM driver probe
> >> failure if CONFIG_ARM_DMA_USE_IOMMU=y due to a shortage of IOMMU domains
> >> caused by the implicit backing. The host1x_client_register() is a common
> >> function that is invoked by all of the relevant DRM drivers during theirs
> >> probe and hence it is convenient to remove the implicit backing there,
> >> resolving the problem.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/gpu/host1x/bus.c | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)
> >
> > I don't really want to do this in a central place like this. If we
> > really do need this, why can't we do it in the individual drivers?
> Why do you want to duplicate the same action for each driver instead of
> doing it in a single common place?

I don't mind doing it in a common place in particular, I just don't want
to do this within the host1x bus infrastructure. This is really a policy
decision that should be up to drivers. Consider the case where we had a
different host1x driver (for V4L2 for example) that would actually want
to use the DMA API. In that case we may want to detach in the DRM driver
but not the V4L2 driver.


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