[RFC,00/15] Implement V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_* flags
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Message ID 20191217032034.54897-1-senozhatsky@chromium.org
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Sergey Senozhatsky Dec. 17, 2019, 3:20 a.m. UTC
Hello,

	RFC

	This is a reworked version of the vb2 cache hints
(V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_INVALIDATE / V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_CLEAN)
support patch series which previsouly was developed by Sakari and
Laurent [0].

The patch set attempts to preserve the existing behvaiour - cache
sync is performed in ->prepare() and ->finish() (unless the buffer
is DMA exported). User space can request “default behavior” override
with cache management hints, which are handled on a per-buffer basis
and should be supplied with v4l2_buffer ->flags during buffer
preparation. There are two possible hints:

- V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_INVALIDATE
	No cache sync on ->finish()

- V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_CLEAN
	No cache sync on ->prepare()

In order to keep things on the safe side, we also require driver
to explicitly state which of its queues (if any) support user space
cache management hints (such queues should have ->allow_cache_hints
bit set).

The patch set also (to some extent) simplifies allocators' ->prepare()
and ->finish() callbacks. Namely, we move cache management decision
making to the upper - core - layer. For example, if, previously, we
would have something like this

	vb2_buffer_done()
	  vb2_dc_finish()
	    if (buf->db_attach)
	       return;

where each allocators' ->finish() callback would either bail
out (DMA exported buffer, for instance) or sync, now that "bail
out or sync" decision is made before we call into the allocator.

Along with cache management hints, user space is also able to
adjust queue's memory consistency attributes. Memory consistency
attribute (dma_attrs) is per-queue, yet it plays its role on the
allocator level, when we allocate buffers’ private memory (planes).
For the time being, only one consistency attribute is supported:
DMA_ATTR_NON_CONSISTENT.

[0] https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-media@vger.kernel.org/msg112459.html

Sergey Senozhatsky (15):
  videobuf2: add cache management members
  videobuf2: handle V4L2 buffer cache flags
  videobuf2: add V4L2_FLAG_MEMORY_NON_CONSISTENT flag
  videobuf2: add queue memory consistency parameter
  videobuf2: handle V4L2_FLAG_MEMORY_NON_CONSISTENT in REQBUFS
  videobuf2: handle V4L2_FLAG_MEMORY_NON_CONSISTENT in CREATE_BUFS
  videobuf2: factor out planes prepare/finish functions
  videobuf2: do not sync caches when we are allowed not to
  videobuf2: check ->synced flag in prepare() and finish()
  videobuf2: let user-space know when driver supports cache hints
  videobuf2: add begin/end cpu_access callbacks to dma-contig
  videobuf2: add begin/end cpu_access callbacks to dma-sg
  videobuf2: do not sync buffers for DMABUF queues
  videobuf2: don't test db_attach in dma-contig prepare and finish
  videobuf2: don't test db_attach in dma-sg prepare and finish

 Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/buffer.rst       |  19 ++++
 .../media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-create-bufs.rst     |   8 +-
 .../media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-reqbufs.rst         |  19 +++-
 .../media/common/videobuf2/videobuf2-core.c   | 107 +++++++++++++-----
 .../common/videobuf2/videobuf2-dma-contig.c   |  39 ++++++-
 .../media/common/videobuf2/videobuf2-dma-sg.c |  30 +++--
 .../media/common/videobuf2/videobuf2-v4l2.c   |  59 +++++++++-
 drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_vb2.c              |   2 +-
 drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-ioctl.c          |   5 +-
 include/media/videobuf2-core.h                |  17 ++-
 include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h                |  11 +-
 11 files changed, 259 insertions(+), 57 deletions(-)

Comments

Sergey Senozhatsky Jan. 8, 2020, 2:27 a.m. UTC | #1
On (19/12/17 12:20), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 	RFC
> 
> 	This is a reworked version of the vb2 cache hints
> (V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_INVALIDATE / V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_CLEAN)
> support patch series which previsouly was developed by Sakari and
> Laurent [0].
> 
> The patch set attempts to preserve the existing behvaiour - cache
> sync is performed in ->prepare() and ->finish() (unless the buffer
> is DMA exported). User space can request “default behavior” override
> with cache management hints, which are handled on a per-buffer basis
> and should be supplied with v4l2_buffer ->flags during buffer
> preparation. There are two possible hints:
> 
> - V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_INVALIDATE
> 	No cache sync on ->finish()
> 
> - V4L2_BUF_FLAG_NO_CACHE_CLEAN
> 	No cache sync on ->prepare()
> 
> In order to keep things on the safe side, we also require driver
> to explicitly state which of its queues (if any) support user space
> cache management hints (such queues should have ->allow_cache_hints
> bit set).
> 
> The patch set also (to some extent) simplifies allocators' ->prepare()
> and ->finish() callbacks. Namely, we move cache management decision
> making to the upper - core - layer. For example, if, previously, we
> would have something like this
> 
> 	vb2_buffer_done()
> 	  vb2_dc_finish()
> 	    if (buf->db_attach)
> 	       return;
> 
> where each allocators' ->finish() callback would either bail
> out (DMA exported buffer, for instance) or sync, now that "bail
> out or sync" decision is made before we call into the allocator.
> 
> Along with cache management hints, user space is also able to
> adjust queue's memory consistency attributes. Memory consistency
> attribute (dma_attrs) is per-queue, yet it plays its role on the
> allocator level, when we allocate buffers’ private memory (planes).
> For the time being, only one consistency attribute is supported:
> DMA_ATTR_NON_CONSISTENT.

Gentle ping.

	-ss