[PATCH v3 18/25] drm: rcar-du: fix common struct sg_table related issues

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue May 5 09:24:37 UTC 2020

Hi Marek,

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 10:48 AM Marek Szyprowski
<m.szyprowski at samsung.com> wrote:
> The Documentation/DMA-API-HOWTO.txt states that dma_map_sg returns the
> numer of the created entries in the DMA address space. However the
> subsequent calls to dma_sync_sg_for_{device,cpu} and dma_unmap_sg must be
> called with the original number of the entries passed to dma_map_sg. The
> sg_table->nents in turn holds the result of the dma_map_sg call as stated
> in include/linux/scatterlist.h. A common mistake was to ignore a result
> of the dma_map_sg function and don't use the sg_table->orig_nents at all.
> To avoid such issues, lets use common dma-mapping wrappers operating
> directly on the struct sg_table objects and adjust references to the
> nents and orig_nents respectively.
> Signed-off-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski at samsung.com>
> ---
> For more information, see '[PATCH v3 00/25] DRM: fix struct sg_table nents
> vs. orig_nents misuse' thread: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/5/5/187

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