[PATCH V2] drm/amdgpu: limit DMA size to PAGE_SIZE for scatter-gather buffers

Sinan Kaya okaya at codeaurora.org
Wed Apr 11 14:33:14 UTC 2018

On 4/11/2018 8:03 AM, Robin Murphy wrote:
> On 10/04/18 21:59, Sinan Kaya wrote:
>> Code is expecing to observe the same number of buffers returned from
>> dma_map_sg() function compared to sg_alloc_table_from_pages(). This
>> doesn't hold true universally especially for systems with IOMMU.
> So why not fix said code? It's clearly not a real hardware limitation, and the map_sg() APIs have potentially returned fewer than nents since forever, so there's really no excuse.

Sure, I'll take a better fix if there is one.

>> IOMMU driver tries to combine buffers into a single DMA address as much
>> as it can. The right thing is to tell the DMA layer how much combining
>> IOMMU can do.
> Disagree; this is a dodgy hack, since you'll now end up passing scatterlists into dma_map_sg() which already violate max_seg_size to begin with, and I think a conscientious DMA API implementation would be at rights to fail the mapping for that reason (I know arm64 happens not to, but that was a deliberate design decision to make my life easier at the time).
> As a short-term fix, at least do something like what i915 does and constrain the table allocation to the desired segment size as well, so things remain self-consistent. But still never claim that faking a hardware constraint as a workaround for a driver shortcoming is "the right thing to do" ;)

You are asking for something like this from here, right?


	ret = sg_alloc_table(st, obj->mm.pages->nents, GFP_KERNEL);
	if (ret)
		goto err_free;

	src = obj->mm.pages->sgl;
	dst = st->sgl;
	for (i = 0; i < obj->mm.pages->nents; i++) {
		sg_set_page(dst, sg_page(src), src->length, 0);
		dst = sg_next(dst);
		src = sg_next(src);

This seems to allocate the scatter gather list and fill it in manually before passing it
to dma_map_sg(). I'll give it a try. 

Just double checking.

> Robin.
>> Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <okaya at codeaurora.org>

Sinan Kaya
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