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From: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
To: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@samsung.com>
Cc: "Jason Gunthorpe" <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	"Mauro Carvalho Chehab" <mchehab+huawei@kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 09/17] mm: Add unsafe_follow_pfn
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 15:49:07 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKMK7uGLOubJrr9A=usxkoVx+nXDW3bxhykfeU-TYXTUZyBoeQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ed68968b-27bc-d776-8da8-ef21d6b3c378@samsung.com>

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 12:47 PM Marek Szyprowski
<m.szyprowski@samsung.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Jason,
>
> On 09.10.2020 14:48, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 09, 2020 at 02:37:23PM +0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >
> >> I'm not a mm/ expert, but, from what I understood from Daniel's patch
> >> description is that this is unsafe *only if*  __GFP_MOVABLE is used.
> > No, it is unconditionally unsafe. The CMA movable mappings are
> > specific VMAs that will have bad issues here, but there are other
> > types too.
>
> I'm trying to follow this thread, but I really wonder what do you mean
> by CMA movable mappings? If a buffer has been allocated from CMA and
> used for DMA, it won't be moved in the memory. It will stay at the same
> physical memory address all the time until freed by the owner. It just a
> matter of proper usage count tracking to delay freeing if it is still
> used somewhere.

 Yup. The problem is that this usage count tracking doesn't exist. And
drivers could at least in theory treat CMA like vram and swap buffers
in&out of it, so just refcounting the userspace vma isn't enough. In
practice, right now, it might be enough for CMA drivers though (but
there's more that's possible here).
-Daniel
-- 
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-09  7:59 [PATCH v2 00/17] follow_pfn and other iomap races Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 01/17] drm/exynos: Stop using frame_vector helpers Daniel Vetter
2020-10-16  7:42   ` John Hubbard
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 02/17] drm/exynos: Use FOLL_LONGTERM for g2d cmdlists Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 03/17] misc/habana: Stop using frame_vector helpers Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10 20:26   ` Oded Gabbay
2020-10-10 21:32     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10 21:41       ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10 21:47         ` Oded Gabbay
2020-10-16  7:45   ` John Hubbard
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 04/17] misc/habana: Use FOLL_LONGTERM for userptr Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 05/17] mm/frame-vector: Use FOLL_LONGTERM Daniel Vetter
2020-10-16  7:54   ` John Hubbard
2020-10-16  8:03     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 06/17] media: videobuf2: Move frame_vector into media subsystem Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 10:14   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-09 16:57     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 07/17] mm: Close race in generic_access_phys Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 08/17] s390/pci: Remove races against pte updates Daniel Vetter
2020-10-12 14:03   ` Niklas Schnelle
2020-10-12 14:19     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-12 14:39       ` Niklas Schnelle
2020-10-21  7:55       ` Niklas Schnelle
2020-10-22  7:39         ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 09/17] mm: Add unsafe_follow_pfn Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 10:34   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-09 12:21     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-09 12:37       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-09 12:39         ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-09 12:48         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-09 17:52           ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 18:01             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-09 19:31               ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10  9:21             ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-10 10:53               ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10 11:39                 ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-10 11:56                   ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10 17:22             ` Tomasz Figa
2020-10-10 21:35               ` Laurent Pinchart
2020-10-10 21:50                 ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-11  6:27                   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-11  6:36                     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-10 21:11             ` Laurent Pinchart
2020-10-12 10:46           ` Marek Szyprowski
2020-10-12 13:49             ` Daniel Vetter [this message]
2020-10-10 17:30         ` Tomasz Figa
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 10/17] media/videbuf1|2: Mark follow_pfn usage as unsafe Daniel Vetter
2020-10-10  9:24   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 11/17] vfio/type1: Mark follow_pfn " Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 12/17] PCI: Obey iomem restrictions for procfs mmap Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 13/17] /dev/mem: Only set filp->f_mapping Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 14/17] resource: Move devmem revoke code to resource framework Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 10:59   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-10-09 12:31   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-09 14:24     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 14:32       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-09 18:28         ` Dan Williams
2020-10-15  0:09           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-15  7:52             ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-15  7:55               ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-15 15:29             ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 15/17] sysfs: Support zapping of binary attr mmaps Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 10:58   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 16/17] PCI: Revoke mappings like devmem Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  7:59 ` [PATCH v2 17/17] drm/i915: Properly request PCI BARs Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09  9:47   ` Ville Syrjälä
2020-10-09 10:01     ` Daniel Vetter
2020-10-09 10:41       ` Ville Syrjälä
2020-10-09 14:18         ` Daniel Vetter

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