[PATCH v5 19/38] drm: panfrost: fix common struct sg_table related issues

Rob Herring robh at kernel.org
Thu May 14 13:51:27 UTC 2020

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 8:33 AM Marek Szyprowski
<m.szyprowski at samsung.com> wrote:
> The Documentation/DMA-API-HOWTO.txt states that the dma_map_sg() function
> returns the number of the created entries in the DMA address space.
> However the subsequent calls to the dma_sync_sg_for_{device,cpu}() and
> dma_unmap_sg must be called with the original number of the entries
> passed to the dma_map_sg().
> struct sg_table is a common structure used for describing a non-contiguous
> memory buffer, used commonly in the DRM and graphics subsystems. It
> consists of a scatterlist with memory pages and DMA addresses (sgl entry),
> as well as the number of scatterlist entries: CPU pages (orig_nents entry)
> and DMA mapped pages (nents entry).
> It turned out that it was a common mistake to misuse nents and orig_nents
> entries, calling DMA-mapping functions with a wrong number of entries or
> ignoring the number of mapped entries returned by the dma_map_sg()
> function.
> To avoid such issues, lets use a common dma-mapping wrappers operating
> directly on the struct sg_table objects and use scatterlist page
> iterators where possible. This, almost always, hides references to the
> nents and orig_nents entries, making the code robust, easier to follow
> and copy/paste safe.
> Signed-off-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski at samsung.com>
> Reviewed-by: Steven Price <steven.price at arm.com>
> ---
> For more information, see '[PATCH v5 00/38] DRM: fix struct sg_table nents
> vs. orig_nents misuse' thread:
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-iommu/20200513132114.6046-1-m.szyprowski@samsung.com/T/
> ---
>  drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_gem.c | 4 ++--
>  drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_mmu.c | 7 +++----
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org>

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