On 2016-11-30 11:23 AM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> Yes, that sounds fine. Can we simply kill the process from the
> Or do we need to extend the OOM killer to manage GPU pages?
I don't know..
We could use send_sig_info to send signal from kernel to user
So theoretically GPU driver
could issue KILL signal to some process.
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:45:58PM +0200, Haggai Eran wrote:
> I think we can achieve the kernel's needs with ZONE_DEVICE and DMA-API support
> for peer to peer. I'm not sure we need vmap. We need a way to have a scatterlist
> of MMIO pfns, and ZONE_DEVICE allows that.
I do not think that using DMA-API as
it is is the best solution (at
least in the current form):
- It deals with handles/fd for the whole allocation but client
could/will use sub-allocation as
well as theoretically possible to "merge" several allocations in one
from GPU perspective.
- It require knowledge to export but because "sharing" is controlled
from user space it
means that we must "export" all allocation by default
- It deals with 'fd'/handles but user application may work with
Also current DMA-API force each time to do all DMA table programming
location was changed or not. With vma / mmu we are able to install
notifier to intercept
changes in location and update translation tables only as needed (we do
not need to keep