[22/25] drm/i915: Track the previous pinned context inside the request

Submitted by Chris Wilson on April 25, 2016, 9:18 p.m.

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Chris Wilson April 25, 2016, 9:18 p.m.
As the contexts are accessed by the hardware until the switch is completed
to a new context, the hardware may still be writing to the context object
after the breadcrumb is visible. We must not unpin/unbind/prune that
object whilst still active and so we keep the previous context pinned until
the following request. We can generalise the tracking we already do via
the engine->last_context and move it to the request so that it works
equally for execlists and GuC.

v2: Drop the execlists double pin as that exposes a race inside the lrc
irq handler as it tries to access the context after it may be retired.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin@linux.intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen@linux.intel.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h  | 11 +++++++++++
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c  |  8 ++++----
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c | 14 ++++++++------
 3 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
index 7daa7d519aef..e6b51b95e4ee 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
@@ -2305,6 +2305,17 @@  struct drm_i915_gem_request {
 	struct intel_context *ctx;
 	struct intel_ringbuffer *ringbuf;
 
+	/**
+	 * Context related to the previous request.
+	 * As the contexts are accessed by the hardware until the switch is
+	 * completed to a new context, the hardware may still be writing
+	 * to the context object after the breadcrumb is visible. We must
+	 * not unpin/unbind/prune that object whilst still active and so
+	 * we keep the previous context pinned until the following (this)
+	 * request is retired.
+	 */
+	struct intel_context *previous_context;
+
 	/** Batch buffer related to this request if any (used for
 	    error state dump only) */
 	struct drm_i915_gem_object *batch_obj;
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
index e4c8a8b998d1..fc68af50ed1b 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
@@ -1413,13 +1413,13 @@  static void i915_gem_request_retire(struct drm_i915_gem_request *request)
 	list_del_init(&request->list);
 	i915_gem_request_remove_from_client(request);
 
-	if (request->ctx) {
+	if (request->previous_context) {
 		if (i915.enable_execlists)
-			intel_lr_context_unpin(request->ctx, request->engine);
-
-		i915_gem_context_unreference(request->ctx);
+			intel_lr_context_unpin(request->previous_context,
+					       request->engine);
 	}
 
+	i915_gem_context_unreference(request->ctx);
 	i915_gem_request_unreference(request);
 }
 
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
index e127804da297..1a4c7f6c648d 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
@@ -764,12 +764,14 @@  intel_logical_ring_advance_and_submit(struct drm_i915_gem_request *request)
 	if (intel_engine_stopped(engine))
 		return 0;
 
-	if (engine->last_context != request->ctx) {
-		if (engine->last_context)
-			intel_lr_context_unpin(engine->last_context, engine);
-		intel_lr_context_pin(request->ctx, engine);
-		engine->last_context = request->ctx;
-	}
+	/* We keep the previous context alive until we retire the following
+	 * request. This ensures that any the context object is still pinned
+	 * for any residual writes the HW makes into it on the context switch
+	 * into the next object following the breadcrumb. Otherwise, we may
+	 * retire the context too early.
+	 */
+	request->previous_context = engine->last_context;
+	engine->last_context = request->ctx;
 
 	if (dev_priv->guc.execbuf_client)
 		i915_guc_submit(dev_priv->guc.execbuf_client, request);