[04/11] drm/i915/execlists: Suppress redundant preemption

Submitted by Chris Wilson on Feb. 10, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

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Message ID 20190210145639.19369-4-chris@chris-wilson.co.uk
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Chris Wilson Feb. 10, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
On unwinding the active request we give it a small (limited to internal
priority levels) boost to prevent it from being gazumped a second time.
However, this means that it can be promoted to above the request that
triggered the preemption request, causing a preempt-to-idle cycle for no
change. We can avoid this if we take the boost into account when
checking if the preemption request is valid.

v2: After preemption the active request will be after the preemptee if
they end up with equal priority.

v3: Tvrtko pointed out that this, the existing logic, makes
I915_PRIORITY_WAIT non-preemptible. Document this interesting quirk!

v4: Prove Tvrtko was right about WAIT being non-preemptible and test it.
v5: Except not all priorities were made equal, and the WAIT not preempting
is only if we start off as !NEWCLIENT.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin@intel.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
index 3c11439213f2..45491fca28e5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
@@ -164,6 +164,8 @@ 
 #define WA_TAIL_DWORDS 2
 #define WA_TAIL_BYTES (sizeof(u32) * WA_TAIL_DWORDS)
 
+#define ACTIVE_PRIORITY (I915_PRIORITY_NEWCLIENT)
+
 static int execlists_context_deferred_alloc(struct i915_gem_context *ctx,
 					    struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
 					    struct intel_context *ce);
@@ -190,8 +192,30 @@  static inline int rq_prio(const struct i915_request *rq)
 
 static int effective_prio(const struct i915_request *rq)
 {
+	int prio = rq_prio(rq);
+
+	/*
+	 * On unwinding the active request, we give it a priority bump
+	 * equivalent to a freshly submitted request. This protects it from
+	 * being gazumped again, but it would be preferable if we didn't
+	 * let it be gazumped in the first place!
+	 *
+	 * See __unwind_incomplete_requests()
+	 */
+	if (~prio & ACTIVE_PRIORITY && __i915_request_has_started(rq)) {
+		/*
+		 * After preemption, we insert the active request at the
+		 * end of the new priority level. This means that we will be
+		 * _lower_ priority than the preemptee all things equal (and
+		 * so the preemption is valid), so adjust our comparison
+		 * accordingly.
+		 */
+		prio |= ACTIVE_PRIORITY;
+		prio--;
+	}
+
 	/* Restrict mere WAIT boosts from triggering preemption */
-	return rq_prio(rq) | __NO_PREEMPTION;
+	return prio | __NO_PREEMPTION;
 }
 
 static int queue_prio(const struct intel_engine_execlists *execlists)
@@ -359,7 +383,7 @@  __unwind_incomplete_requests(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 {
 	struct i915_request *rq, *rn, *active = NULL;
 	struct list_head *uninitialized_var(pl);
-	int prio = I915_PRIORITY_INVALID | I915_PRIORITY_NEWCLIENT;
+	int prio = I915_PRIORITY_INVALID | ACTIVE_PRIORITY;
 
 	lockdep_assert_held(&engine->timeline.lock);
 
@@ -390,9 +414,15 @@  __unwind_incomplete_requests(struct intel_engine_cs *engine)
 	 * The active request is now effectively the start of a new client
 	 * stream, so give it the equivalent small priority bump to prevent
 	 * it being gazumped a second time by another peer.
+	 *
+	 * One consequence of this preemption boost is that we may jump
+	 * over lesser priorities (such as I915_PRIORITY_WAIT), effectively
+	 * making those priorities non-preemptible. They will be moved forward
+	 * in the priority queue, but they will not gain immediate access to
+	 * the GPU.
 	 */
-	if (!(prio & I915_PRIORITY_NEWCLIENT)) {
-		prio |= I915_PRIORITY_NEWCLIENT;
+	if (~prio & ACTIVE_PRIORITY && __i915_request_has_started(active)) {
+		prio |= ACTIVE_PRIORITY;
 		active->sched.attr.priority = prio;
 		list_move_tail(&active->sched.link,
 			       i915_sched_lookup_priolist(engine, prio));