Breakage in "track dev_mapping in more robust and flexible way"

Jerome Glisse j.glisse at
Thu Oct 25 07:41:38 PDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 04:02:25PM +0200, Thomas Hellstrom wrote:
> Hi,
> This commit
> From 949c4a34afacfe800fc442afac117aba15284962 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Ilija Hadzic <ihadzic at>
> Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 16:40:10 -0400
> Subject: [PATCH] drm: track dev_mapping in more robust and flexible way
> Setting dev_mapping (pointer to the address_space structure
> used for memory mappings) to the address_space of the first
> opener's inode and then failing if other openers come in
> through a different inode has a few restrictions that are
> eliminated by this patch.
> If we already have valid dev_mapping and we spot an opener
> with different i_node, we force its i_mapping pointer to the
> already established address_space structure (first opener's
> inode). This will make all mappings from drm device hang off
> the same address_space object.
> ...
> Breaks drivers using TTM, since when the X server calls into the
> driver open, drm's dev_mapping has not
> yet been setup. The setup needs to be moved before the driver's open
> hook is called.
> Typically, if a TTM-aware driver is provoked by the Xorg server to
> move a buffer from system to VRAM or AGP,
> before any other drm client is started, The user-space page table
> entries are not killed before the move, and left pointing
> into freed pages, causing system crashes and / or user-space access
> to arbitrary memory.

Doesn't handle move invalidate the drm file mapping before scheduling
the move ?


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