Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] drm/nvdla: Add driver support for NVDLA

From: Mikko Perttunen
Date: Thu Apr 28 2022 - 11:56:22 EST

On 4/28/22 17:10, Thierry Reding wrote:
On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 02:07:57PM +0800, Cai Huoqing wrote:
The NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) is an open source IP
which is integrated into NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier,
so add driver support for this accelerator."


nice to see this work going on. For subsequent revisions, can you please
also Cc the Tegra mailing list (linux-tegra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) as well as
the Tegra platform maintainers (that's Jon Hunter and myself). This will
make sure that more people with an interest in this will see your work.
Not everyone follows dri-devel, linaro-mm-sig or linux-media.


From a quick glance it looks like this driver pokes DLA hardware directly which is not the intended programming model on Tegra hardware (there are Falcon microcontrollers that offload task scheduling and synchronization from the CPU). The hardware is also behind the Host1x bus so a simple platform device is not sufficient.

Was this driver developed against some platform with OpenDLA hardware (i.e. not Tegra)?

If so, we'd need to verify if the hardware matches the hardware in Tegra194. Also, this driver may not be ideal for Tegra platforms since we would lack the hardware scheduling and synchronization facilities. It is likely necessary to have separate drivers for OpenDLA and Tegra's DLA integration.


*Rename nvdla_drm.[ch] to nvdla_drv.[ch] and rename nvdla_ioctl.h to nvdla_drm.h,
move it to uapi.
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*Remove the onexistent filename in Makefile
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*Sort file names alphabetically in Makefile.
*Rearrange the error messages, and use drm_err/_dbg() instead of pr_err/_dbg().
*Replace "dla_" prefix with "nvdla_"
*Check the iosys_map by iosys_map_is_null(), and check "ret" directly.
*Using iosys_map_memcpy_to/_from() for iosys_map instead of memcpy()
*Fix parameter error "dma_buf_vunmap(buf, ptr)", use "&map" instead of "ptr"
*Use iosys_map instead of kvaddr and use "iosys_map_set_vaddr()" to initialize iosys_map
*Using "vma->vm_pgoff -= drm_vma_node_start(&obj->vma_node)" to update vm_pgoff is cleaner
*Remove the unused nvdla_drm_gem_mmap, register drm_gem_mmap to file_operations directly.
*Use DEFINE_DRM_GEM_FOPS() to define nvdla_drm_fops.
*Remove the unused nvdla_drm_gem_mmap_buf, register drm_gem_prime_mmap to drm_driver directly.
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*Fix typo and some code style
*Remove unused function nvdla_get_time_us()
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Cai Huoqing (4):
MAINTAINERS: Add the driver info of the NVDLA
drm/nvdla: Add driver support for NVDLA
drm/nvdla: Add register head file of NVDLA
drm/nvdla/uapi: Add UAPI of NVDLA driver

drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig | 2 +
drivers/gpu/drm/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/Kconfig | 8 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/Makefile | 17 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_bdma.c | 198 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_cache.c | 202 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_cdp.c | 299 ++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_common.c | 293 ++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_common.h | 835 +++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_conv.c | 684 +++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_drv.c | 694 +++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_drv.h | 129 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_engine.c | 233 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_engine.h | 272 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_gem.c | 358 ++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_pdp.c | 448 ++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_reg.h | 6411 +++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_rubik.c | 214 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_sched.h | 37 +
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_scheduler.c | 1012 ++++
drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_sdp.c | 723 +++
include/uapi/drm/nvdla_drm.h | 99 +
23 files changed, 13176 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/Kconfig
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/Makefile
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_bdma.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_cache.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_cdp.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_common.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_common.h
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_conv.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_drv.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_drv.h
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_engine.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_engine.h
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_gem.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_pdp.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_reg.h
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_rubik.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_sched.h
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_scheduler.c
create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/nvdla/nvdla_sdp.c
create mode 100644 include/uapi/drm/nvdla_drm.h