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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 6/6] drm/msm: iommu: Replace runtime calls with runtime suppliers
On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 6:13 PM, Vivek Gautam
<> wrote:
> Hi Tomasz,
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:08 AM, Tomasz Figa <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:17 PM, Vivek Gautam
>> <> wrote:
>>> Hi Tomasz,
>>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:31 AM, Tomasz Figa <> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:13 AM, Rob Clark <> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:59 PM, Tomasz Figa <> wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:03 AM, Rob Clark <> wrote:
>>>>>>> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:10 AM, Tomasz Figa <> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi Vivek,
>>>>>>>> Thanks for the patch. Please see my comments inline.
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 7:31 PM, Vivek Gautam
>>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> While handling the concerned iommu, there should not be a
>>>>>>>>> need to power control the drm devices from iommu interface.
>>>>>>>>> If these drm devices need to be powered around this time,
>>>>>>>>> the respective drivers should take care of this.
>>>>>>>>> Replace the pm_runtime_get/put_sync(<drm_device>) with
>>>>>>>>> pm_runtime_get/put_suppliers(<drm_device>) calls, to power-up
>>>>>>>>> the connected iommu through the device link interface.
>>>>>>>>> In case the device link is not setup these get/put_suppliers()
>>>>>>>>> calls will be a no-op, and the iommu driver should take care of
>>>>>>>>> powering on its devices accordingly.
>>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Vivek Gautam <>
>>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>>> drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_iommu.c | 16 ++++++++--------
>>>>>>>>> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>>>>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_iommu.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_iommu.c
>>>>>>>>> index b23d33622f37..1ab629bbee69 100644
>>>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_iommu.c
>>>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_iommu.c
>>>>>>>>> @@ -40,9 +40,9 @@ static int msm_iommu_attach(struct msm_mmu *mmu, const char * const *names,
>>>>>>>>> struct msm_iommu *iommu = to_msm_iommu(mmu);
>>>>>>>>> int ret;
>>>>>>>>> - pm_runtime_get_sync(mmu->dev);
>>>>>>>>> + pm_runtime_get_suppliers(mmu->dev);
>>>>>>>>> ret = iommu_attach_device(iommu->domain, mmu->dev);
>>>>>>>>> - pm_runtime_put_sync(mmu->dev);
>>>>>>>>> + pm_runtime_put_suppliers(mmu->dev);
>>>>>>>> For me, it looks like a wrong place to handle runtime PM of IOMMU
>>>>>>>> here. iommu_attach_device() calls into IOMMU driver's attach_device()
>>>>>>>> callback and that's where necessary runtime PM gets should happen, if
>>>>>>>> any. In other words, driver A (MSM DRM driver) shouldn't be dealing
>>>>>>>> with power state of device controlled by driver B (ARM SMMU).
>>>>>>> Note that we end up having to do the same, because of iommu_unmap()
>>>>>>> while DRM driver is powered off.. it might be cleaner if it was all
>>>>>>> self contained in the iommu driver, but that would make it so other
>>>>>>> drivers couldn't call iommu_unmap() from an irq handler, which is
>>>>>>> apparently something that some of them want to do..
>>>>>> I'd assume that runtime PM status is already guaranteed to be active
>>>>>> when the IRQ handler is running, by some other means (e.g.
>>>>>> pm_runtime_get_sync() called earlier, when queuing some work to the
>>>>>> hardware). Otherwise, I'm not sure how a powered down device could
>>>>>> trigger an IRQ.
>>>>>> So, if the master device power is already on, suppliers should be
>>>>>> powered on as well, thanks to device links.
>>>>> umm, that is kindof the inverse of the problem.. the problem is
>>>>> things like gpu driver (and v4l2 drivers that import dma-buf's,
>>>>> afaict).. they will potentially call iommu->unmap() when device is not
>>>>> active (due to userspace or things beyond the control of the driver)..
>>>>> so *they* would want iommu to do pm get/put calls.
>>>> Which is fine and which is actually already done by one of the patches
>>>> in this series, not for map/unmap, but probe, add_device,
>>>> remove_device. Having parts of the API doing it inside the callback
>>>> and other parts outside sounds at least inconsistent.
>>>>> But other drivers
>>>>> trying to unmap from irq ctx would not. Which is the contradictory
>>>>> requirement that lead to the idea of iommu user powering up iommu for
>>>>> unmap.
>>>> Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. My last message was supposed to show that
>>>> it's not contradictory at all, because "other drivers trying to unmap
>>>> from irq ctx" would already have called pm_runtime_get_*() earlier
>>>> from a non-irq ctx, which would have also done the same on all the
>>>> linked suppliers, including the IOMMU. The ultimate result would be
>>>> that the map/unmap() of the IOMMU driver calling pm_runtime_get_sync()
>>>> would do nothing besides incrementing the reference count.
>>> The entire point was to avoid the slowpath that pm_runtime_get/put_sync()
>>> would add in map/unmap. It would not be correct to add a slowpath in irq_ctx
>>> for taking care of non-irq_ctx and for the situations where master is already
>>> powered-off.
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that with what I'm proposing
>> there wouldn't be any slow path.
> Yea, but only when the power domain is irq-safe? And not all platforms
> enable irq-safe power domains. For instance, msm doesn't enable its
> gdsc power domains as irq-safe.
> Is it something i am missing?

irq-safe would matter if there would exist a case when the call is
done from IRQ context and the power is off. As I explained in a), it
shouldn't happen.

Best regards,

>> a) For IRQ context, the master is already powered on and so the SMMU
>> is also powered on, through respective device link.
>> pm_runtime_get_sync() would ultimately just increment the runtime PM
>> usage count.
>> b) For a case when the master is already powered off (which wouldn't
>> be IRQ context, for the reason stated in a)), powering on the SMMU is
>> unavoidable, if the SMMU hardware really needs to be accessed (i.e.
>> some TLBs need to be invalidated, if their state is preserved despite
>> master being powered down).
>>>>> There has already been some discussion about this on various earlier
>>>>> permutations of this patchset. I think we have exhausted all other
>>>>> options.
>>>> I guess I should have read those. Let me do that now.
>>> Yea, i point to the thread in cover letter and [PATCH 1/6].
>>> Thanks.
>> I read through all the links in the cover letter and I could see other
>> attempts not working out indeed, but they were different from what I'm
>> proposing.
>> There was also a point raised that __pm_runtime_resume() called from
>> pm_runtime_get_sync() would grab dev->power_lock spinlock, which is
>> true, except that if the device is already active, it would do it only
>> for the time of checking device state, so I doubt it would really be a
>> significant point of contention.
>> Best regards,
>> Tomasz
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