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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add 2-level GPUVM pagetables support to radeon driver.
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On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Jerome Glisse <j.glisse@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Dmitry Cherkasov
>> <dcherkassov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> PDE/PTE update code uses CP ring for memory writes.
>>> All page table entries are preallocated for now in alloc_pt().
>>>
>>> It is made as whole because it's hard to divide it to several patches
>>> that compile and doesn't break anything being applied separately.
>>>
>>> Tested on cayman card.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Cherkasov <Dmitrii.Cherkasov@amd.com>
>>> ---
>>> I couldn't test in on SI card, so would be happy if someone could check it there.
>>
>> I wonder how this could have work as you don't set
>> PAGE_TABLE_BLOCK_SIZE field so each page directory entry cover only 1
>> page.
>
> I think PAGE_TABLE_BLOCK_SIZE refers number of 4k pages used for PTE
> entries per PDE. E.g., 1 4k page contains 512 64 bit PTEs. so if
> BLOCK_SIZE is set to 1 page, each PDE points to 1 page (4k) or PTE
> entries. If BLOCK_SIZE is 2, each PDE points to 2 pages (8k) or PTEs,
> etc.
>
> Alex
>

If so then it's ok

Cheers,
Jerome


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