On 2016-11-28 01:20 PM, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
On 28/11/16 09:57 AM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>> On PeerDirect, we have some kind of a middle-ground solution for pinning
>> GPU memory. We create a non-ODP MR pointing to VRAM but rely on
>> user-space and the GPU not to migrate it. If they do, the MR gets
>> destroyed immediately.
> That sounds horrible. How can that possibly work? What if the MR is
> being used when the GPU decides to migrate? I would not support that
> upstream without a lot more explanation..
Yup, this was our experience when playing around with PeerDirect. There
was nothing we could do if the GPU decided to invalidate the P2P
As soon as PeerDirect mapping is called then GPU must not "move"
such memory. It is by PeerDirect design. It is similar how it is works
with system memory and RDMA MR: when "get_user_pages" is called then the
memory is pinned.