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[v2,2/2] drm/i915/gt: Remove timeslice suppression

Message ID 20210106163642.4405-2-chris@chris-wilson.co.uk (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [v2,1/2] drm/i915: Wrap our timer_list.expires checking | expand

Commit Message

Chris Wilson Jan. 6, 2021, 4:36 p.m. UTC
In the next^W future patch, we remove the strict priority system and
continuously re-evaluate the relative priority of tasks. As such we need
to enable the timeslice whenever there is more than one context in the
pipeline. This simplifies the decision and removes some of the tweaks to
suppress timeslicing, allowing us to lift the timeslice enabling to a
common spot at the end of running the submission tasklet.

One consequence of the suppression is that it was reducing fairness
between virtual engines on an over saturated system; undermining the
principle for timeslicing.

v2: Commentary

Closes: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/intel/-/issues/2802
Testcase: igt/gem_exec_balancer/fairslice
Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin@intel.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_engine_types.h  |  10 -
 .../drm/i915/gt/intel_execlists_submission.c  | 195 ++++++++----------
 2 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 115 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_engine_types.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_engine_types.h
index 430066e5884c..df62e793e747 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_engine_types.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_engine_types.h
@@ -238,16 +238,6 @@  struct intel_engine_execlists {
 	 */
 	unsigned int port_mask;
 
-	/**
-	 * @switch_priority_hint: Second context priority.
-	 *
-	 * We submit multiple contexts to the HW simultaneously and would
-	 * like to occasionally switch between them to emulate timeslicing.
-	 * To know when timeslicing is suitable, we track the priority of
-	 * the context submitted second.
-	 */
-	int switch_priority_hint;
-
 	/**
 	 * @queue_priority_hint: Highest pending priority.
 	 *
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_execlists_submission.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_execlists_submission.c
index a5b442683c18..e6c89a8bf80a 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_execlists_submission.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gt/intel_execlists_submission.c
@@ -1148,25 +1148,6 @@  static void defer_active(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 	defer_request(rq, i915_sched_lookup_priolist(engine, rq_prio(rq)));
 }
 
-static bool
-need_timeslice(const struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
-	       const struct i915_request *rq)
-{
-	int hint;
-
-	if (!intel_engine_has_timeslices(engine))
-		return false;
-
-	hint = max(engine->execlists.queue_priority_hint,
-		   virtual_prio(&engine->execlists));
-
-	if (!list_is_last(&rq->sched.link, &engine->active.requests))
-		hint = max(hint, rq_prio(list_next_entry(rq, sched.link)));
-
-	GEM_BUG_ON(hint >= I915_PRIORITY_UNPREEMPTABLE);
-	return hint >= effective_prio(rq);
-}
-
 static bool
 timeslice_yield(const struct intel_engine_execlists *el,
 		const struct i915_request *rq)
@@ -1186,76 +1167,74 @@  timeslice_yield(const struct intel_engine_execlists *el,
 	return rq->context->lrc.ccid == READ_ONCE(el->yield);
 }
 
-static bool
-timeslice_expired(const struct intel_engine_execlists *el,
-		  const struct i915_request *rq)
+static bool needs_timeslice(const struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
+			    const struct i915_request *rq)
 {
+	if (!intel_engine_has_timeslices(engine))
+		return false;
+
+	/* If not currently active, or about to switch, wait for next event */
+	if (!rq || __i915_request_is_complete(rq))
+		return false;
+
+	/* We do not need to start the timeslice until after the ACK */
+	if (READ_ONCE(engine->execlists.pending[0]))
+		return false;
+
+	/* If ELSP[1] is occupied, always check to see if worth slicing */
+	if (!list_is_last_rcu(&rq->sched.link, &engine->active.requests))
+		return true;
+
+	/* Otherwise, ELSP[0] is by itself, but may be waiting in the queue */
+	if (!RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&engine->execlists.queue.rb_root))
+		return true;
+
+	return !RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&engine->execlists.virtual.rb_root);
+}
+
+static bool
+timeslice_expired(struct intel_engine_cs *engine, const struct i915_request *rq)
+{
+	const struct intel_engine_execlists *el = &engine->execlists;
+
+	if (i915_request_has_nopreempt(rq) && __i915_request_has_started(rq))
+		return false;
+
+	if (!needs_timeslice(engine, rq))
+		return false;
+
 	return timer_expired(&el->timer) || timeslice_yield(el, rq);
 }
 
-static int
-switch_prio(struct intel_engine_cs *engine, const struct i915_request *rq)
-{
-	if (list_is_last(&rq->sched.link, &engine->active.requests))
-		return engine->execlists.queue_priority_hint;
-
-	return rq_prio(list_next_entry(rq, sched.link));
-}
-
-static inline unsigned long
-timeslice(const struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
+static unsigned long timeslice(const struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 {
 	return READ_ONCE(engine->props.timeslice_duration_ms);
 }
 
-static unsigned long active_timeslice(const struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
-{
-	const struct intel_engine_execlists *execlists = &engine->execlists;
-	const struct i915_request *rq = *execlists->active;
-
-	if (!rq || __i915_request_is_complete(rq))
-		return 0;
-
-	if (READ_ONCE(execlists->switch_priority_hint) < effective_prio(rq))
-		return 0;
-
-	return timeslice(engine);
-}
-
-static void set_timeslice(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
+static void start_timeslice(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 {
+	struct intel_engine_execlists *el = &engine->execlists;
 	unsigned long duration;
 
-	if (!intel_engine_has_timeslices(engine))
-		return;
+	/* Disable the timer if there is nothing to switch to */
+	duration = 0;
+	if (needs_timeslice(engine, *el->active)) {
+		/* Avoid continually prolonging an active timeslice */
+		if (timer_active(&el->timer)) {
+			/*
+			 * If we just submitted a new ELSP after an old
+			 * context, that context may have already consumed
+			 * its timeslice, so recheck.
+			 */
+			if (!timer_pending(&el->timer))
+				tasklet_hi_schedule(&engine->execlists.tasklet);
+			return;
+		}
 
-	duration = active_timeslice(engine);
-	ENGINE_TRACE(engine, "bump timeslicing, interval:%lu", duration);
+		duration = timeslice(engine);
+	}
 
-	set_timer_ms(&engine->execlists.timer, duration);
-}
-
-static void start_timeslice(struct intel_engine_cs *engine, int prio)
-{
-	struct intel_engine_execlists *execlists = &engine->execlists;
-	unsigned long duration;
-
-	if (!intel_engine_has_timeslices(engine))
-		return;
-
-	WRITE_ONCE(execlists->switch_priority_hint, prio);
-	if (prio == INT_MIN)
-		return;
-
-	if (timer_pending(&execlists->timer))
-		return;
-
-	duration = timeslice(engine);
-	ENGINE_TRACE(engine,
-		     "start timeslicing, prio:%d, interval:%lu",
-		     prio, duration);
-
-	set_timer_ms(&execlists->timer, duration);
+	set_timer_ms(&el->timer, duration);
 }
 
 static void record_preemption(struct intel_engine_execlists *execlists)
@@ -1368,16 +1347,32 @@  static void execlists_dequeue(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 			__unwind_incomplete_requests(engine);
 
 			last = NULL;
-		} else if (need_timeslice(engine, last) &&
-			   timeslice_expired(execlists, last)) {
+		} else if (timeslice_expired(engine, last)) {
 			ENGINE_TRACE(engine,
-				     "expired last=%llx:%lld, prio=%d, hint=%d, yield?=%s\n",
-				     last->fence.context,
-				     last->fence.seqno,
-				     last->sched.attr.priority,
+				     "expired:%s last=%llx:%lld, prio=%d, hint=%d, yield?=%s\n",
+				     yesno(timer_expired(&execlists->timer)),
+				     last->fence.context, last->fence.seqno,
+				     rq_prio(last),
 				     execlists->queue_priority_hint,
 				     yesno(timeslice_yield(execlists, last)));
 
+			/*
+			 * Consume this timeslice; ensure we start a new one.
+			 *
+			 * The timeslice expired, and we will unwind the
+			 * running contexts and recompute the next ELSP.
+			 * If that submit will be the same pair of contexts
+			 * (due to dependency ordering), we will skip the
+			 * submission. If we don't cancel the timer now,
+			 * we will see that the timer has expired and
+			 * reschedule the tasklet; continually until the
+			 * next context switch or other preeemption event.
+			 *
+			 * Since we have decided to reschedule based on
+			 * consumption of this timeslice, if we submit the
+			 * same context again, grant it a full timeslice.
+			 */
+			cancel_timer(&execlists->timer);
 			ring_set_paused(engine, 1);
 			defer_active(engine);
 
@@ -1413,7 +1408,6 @@  static void execlists_dequeue(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 				 * of timeslices, our queue might be.
 				 */
 				spin_unlock(&engine->active.lock);
-				start_timeslice(engine, queue_prio(execlists));
 				return;
 			}
 		}
@@ -1440,7 +1434,6 @@  static void execlists_dequeue(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 		if (last && !can_merge_rq(last, rq)) {
 			spin_unlock(&ve->base.active.lock);
 			spin_unlock(&engine->active.lock);
-			start_timeslice(engine, rq_prio(rq));
 			return; /* leave this for another sibling */
 		}
 
@@ -1604,29 +1597,23 @@  static void execlists_dequeue(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 	execlists->queue_priority_hint = queue_prio(execlists);
 	spin_unlock(&engine->active.lock);
 
-	if (submit) {
-		/*
-		 * Skip if we ended up with exactly the same set of requests,
-		 * e.g. trying to timeslice a pair of ordered contexts
-		 */
-		if (!memcmp(execlists->active,
-			    execlists->pending,
-			    (port - execlists->pending) * sizeof(*port)))
-			goto skip_submit;
-
+	/*
+	 * We can skip poking the HW if we ended up with exactly the same set
+	 * of requests as currently running, e.g. trying to timeslice a pair
+	 * of ordered contexts.
+	 */
+	if (submit &&
+	    memcmp(execlists->active,
+		   execlists->pending,
+		   (port - execlists->pending) * sizeof(*port))) {
 		*port = NULL;
 		while (port-- != execlists->pending)
 			execlists_schedule_in(*port, port - execlists->pending);
 
-		execlists->switch_priority_hint =
-			switch_prio(engine, *execlists->pending);
-
 		WRITE_ONCE(execlists->yield, -1);
 		set_preempt_timeout(engine, *execlists->active);
 		execlists_submit_ports(engine);
 	} else {
-		start_timeslice(engine, execlists->queue_priority_hint);
-skip_submit:
 		ring_set_paused(engine, 0);
 		while (port-- != execlists->pending)
 			i915_request_put(*port);
@@ -1984,8 +1971,6 @@  process_csb(struct intel_engine_cs *engine, struct i915_request **inactive)
 		}
 	} while (head != tail);
 
-	set_timeslice(engine);
-
 	/*
 	 * Gen11 has proven to fail wrt global observation point between
 	 * entry and tail update, failing on the ordering and thus
@@ -1998,6 +1983,7 @@  process_csb(struct intel_engine_cs *engine, struct i915_request **inactive)
 	 * invalidation before.
 	 */
 	invalidate_csb_entries(&buf[0], &buf[num_entries - 1]);
+	cancel_timer(&execlists->timer);
 
 	return inactive;
 }
@@ -2410,8 +2396,10 @@  static void execlists_submission_tasklet(unsigned long data)
 		execlists_reset(engine, msg);
 	}
 
-	if (!engine->execlists.pending[0])
+	if (!engine->execlists.pending[0]) {
 		execlists_dequeue_irq(engine);
+		start_timeslice(engine);
+	}
 
 	post_process_csb(post, inactive);
 	rcu_read_unlock();
@@ -3856,9 +3844,6 @@  void intel_execlists_show_requests(struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
 		show_request(m, last, "\t\t", 0);
 	}
 
-	if (execlists->switch_priority_hint != INT_MIN)
-		drm_printf(m, "\t\tSwitch priority hint: %d\n",
-			   READ_ONCE(execlists->switch_priority_hint));
 	if (execlists->queue_priority_hint != INT_MIN)
 		drm_printf(m, "\t\tQueue priority hint: %d\n",
 			   READ_ONCE(execlists->queue_priority_hint));