[PATCH 01/13] drm/amdgpu: introduce and honour DRM_FORCE_AUTH workaround

Koenig, Christian Christian.Koenig at amd.com
Tue May 28 06:58:01 UTC 2019

Am 27.05.19 um 17:26 schrieb Daniel Vetter:
> On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 3:42 PM Koenig, Christian
> <Christian.Koenig at amd.com> wrote:
>> Am 27.05.19 um 15:26 schrieb Emil Velikov:
>>> On 2019/05/27, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>> On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 10:47:39AM +0000, Koenig, Christian wrote:
>>>>> Am 27.05.19 um 10:17 schrieb Emil Velikov:
>>>>>> From: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
>>>>>> Currently one can circumvent DRM_AUTH, when the ioctl is exposed via the
>>>>>> render node. A seemingly deliberate design decision.
>>>>>> Hence we can drop the DRM_AUTH all together (details in follow-up patch)
>>>>>> yet not all userspace checks if it's authenticated, but instead uses
>>>>>> uncommon assumptions.
>>>>>> After days of digging through git log and testing, only a single (ab)use
>>>>>> was spotted - the Mesa RADV driver, using the AMDGPU_INFO ioctl and
>>>>>> assuming that failure implies lack of authentication.
>>>>>> Affected versions are:
>>>>>>     - the whole 18.2.x series, which is EOL
>>>>>>     - the whole 18.3.x series, which is EOL
>>>>>>     - the 19.0.x series, prior to 19.0.4
>>>>> Well you could have saved your time, cause this is still a NAK.
>>>>> For the record: I strongly think that we don't want to expose any render
>>>>> functionality on the primary node.
>>>>> To even go a step further I would say that at least on AMD hardware we
>>>>> should completely disable DRI2 for one of the next generations.
>>>>> As a follow up I would then completely disallow the DRM authentication
>>>>> for amdgpu, so that the command submission interface on the primary node
>>>>> can only be used by the display server.
>>>> So amdgpu is running in one direction, while everyone else is running in
>>>> the other direction? Please note that your patch to change i915 landed
>>>> already, so that ship is sailing (but we could ofc revert that back
>>>> again).
>>>> Imo really not a great idea if we do a amdgpu vs. everyone else split
>>>> here. If we want to deprecate dri2/flink/rendering on primary nodes across
>>>> the stack, then that should be a stack wide decision, not an amdgpu one.
>>> Cannot agree more - I would love to see drivers stay consistent.
>> Yeah, completely agree to that. That's why I think we should not do this
>> at all and just let Intel fix it's userspace bugs :P
> So you're planning to submit that revert? You did jump the gun with
> sending out that patch after all too ... (aside from it got merged
> because of some other mixup with r-b tags and what not).

Well already regretting submitting that. On the other hand what is the 
minimum IOCTLs we need to get working to fix the vainfo issue?

Might be a good idea looking into reverting it partially, so that at 
least command submission and buffer allocation is still blocked.


> -Daniel
>> Anyway my concern is really that we should stop extending functionality
>> on the primary node.
>> E.g. the render node is for use by the clients and the primary node for
>> mode setting and use by the display server only.
>> Regards,
>> Christian.
>>> Fwiw, this series consistently paves the way toward nuking DRM_AUTH ;-)
>>> Thanks
>>> Emil

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