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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Export shmem_file_setup and shmem_getpage for DRM-GEM
On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:50:11 -0700
Jesse Barnes <> wrote:
> As for in-kernel stuff, as long as we keep the GEM shmem hooks separate from
> the actual bookkeeping (like we do now with i915_gem_create_ioctl() vs
> drm_gem_object_alloc() for example) we should be able to do the in-kernel
> stuff w/o jumping through too many VFS/VM hoops. That would also assume we
> don't care about swapping in the in-kernel case, which we don't; we want to
> pin the kernel allocated frame buffer and other memory anyway, so using the
> internal functions should be fine.

What about suspend to disk ? How do we save such buffers ?

Btw i think that GTT looks a lot like IOMMU, i don't know the IOMMU kernel
side API that much, but from memory i think that you have call to ask IOMMU
mapping why not do somethings like that for GTT ?

You get normal mapping of object diret but userspace can ask some kind of
GTT mapping on a given object. Anyway new flag on fd sounds good enough too.

Jerome Glisse <>

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