[PATCH v5 39/38] drm: xen: fix common struct sg_table related issues

Marek Szyprowski m.szyprowski at samsung.com
Fri May 22 12:56:52 UTC 2020


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.

Fix the code to refer to proper nents or orig_nents entries. This driver
reports the number of the pages in the imported scatterlist, so it should
refer to sg_table->orig_nents entry.

Signed-off-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski at samsung.com>
Acked-by: Oleksandr Andrushchenko <oleksandr_andrushchenko at epam.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/

This patch has been resurrected on Oleksandr Andrushchenko request. The
patch was a part of v2 patchset, but then I've dropped it as it only
fixes the debug output, thus I didn't consider it so critical.
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/xen/xen_drm_front_gem.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/xen/xen_drm_front_gem.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/xen/xen_drm_front_gem.c
index f0b85e0..ba4bdc5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/xen/xen_drm_front_gem.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/xen/xen_drm_front_gem.c
@@ -215,7 +215,7 @@ struct drm_gem_object *
 		return ERR_PTR(ret);
 
 	DRM_DEBUG("Imported buffer of size %zu with nents %u\n",
-		  size, sgt->nents);
+		  size, sgt->orig_nents);
 
 	return &xen_obj->base;
 }
-- 
1.9.1



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