Commit 8325a09d authored by Chris Wilson's avatar Chris Wilson Committed by Daniel Vetter
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drm/i915: Bump the inactive LRU on set-to-GTT-domain

Currently, we only bump the inactive LRU of an object when we bind
into the GTT for a page-fault. As the object may be used many times
before its mapping is zapped, we do not mark it as active as
frequently as we should. Userspace should be calling set-to-GTT-domain
before each pointer deference (for synchronous access) and so is a
good place to mark the buffer as active.

Marking the buffer as recently used places it at the end of the
inactive eviction queue, though still before anything with outstanding
rendering. This reduces the likelihood of evicting a buffer that is
going to be used again by the CPU in the near future. This way we can
hopefully avoid to kick out upload buffers right before we use them on
the gpu.

Note that we need to check that the object is not active or pinned,
for otherwise we create havoc on the active/pinned lists, which also
use obj->mm_list.

The active lists are sorted by and evicted in last GPU rendering
order, access by the CPU to a still active buffer therefore does not
affect its eviction ordering. Pinned objects are currently excluded
from eviction, therefore the only list that we need to bump for GTT
access by the CPU is the inactive list.
Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Wilson <>
[danvet: Added further explanations to the commit message as discussed
on irc.]
Signed-off-by: default avatarDaniel Vetter <>
parent c7bd4c25
......@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@ int i915_mutex_lock_interruptible(struct drm_device *dev)
static inline bool
i915_gem_object_is_inactive(struct drm_i915_gem_object *obj)
return obj->gtt_space && !obj->active && obj->pin_count == 0;
return !obj->active && obj->pin_count == 0;
......@@ -2737,6 +2737,7 @@ i915_gem_object_flush_cpu_write_domain(struct drm_i915_gem_object *obj)
i915_gem_object_set_to_gtt_domain(struct drm_i915_gem_object *obj, bool write)
drm_i915_private_t *dev_priv = obj->>dev_private;
uint32_t old_write_domain, old_read_domains;
int ret;
......@@ -2777,6 +2778,10 @@ i915_gem_object_set_to_gtt_domain(struct drm_i915_gem_object *obj, bool write)
/* And bump the LRU for this access */
if (i915_gem_object_is_inactive(obj))
list_move_tail(&obj->mm_list, &dev_priv->mm.inactive_list);
return 0;
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