[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 0/8] Convert the intel iommu driver to the dma-iommu api

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Fri May 29 12:45:23 UTC 2020

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 06:00:44PM -0600, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
> > This issue is most likely in the i915 driver and is most likely caused by the driver not respecting the return value of the dma_map_ops::map_sg function. You can see the driver ignoring the return value here:
> > https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/7e0165b2f1a912a06e381e91f0f4e495f4ac3736/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/gem/i915_gem_dmabuf.c#L51
> > 
> > Previously this didn’t cause issues because the intel map_sg always returned the same number of elements as the input scatter gather list but with the change to this dma-iommu api this is no longer the case. I wasn’t able to track the bug down to a specific line of code unfortunately.  

Mark did a big audit into the map_sg API abuse and initially had
some i915 patches, but then gave up on them with this comment:

"The biggest TODO is DRM/i915 driver and I don't feel brave enough to fix
 it fully. The driver creatively uses sg_table->orig_nents to store the
 size of the allocate scatterlist and ignores the number of the entries
 returned by dma_map_sg function. In this patchset I only fixed the
 sg_table objects exported by dmabuf related functions. I hope that I
 didn't break anything there."

it would be really nice if the i915 maintainers could help with sorting
that API abuse out.

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