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* [PATCH] dma-mapping: fix false positivse warnings in dma_common_free_remap()
@ 2019-10-05  5:33 Andrey Smirnov
  2019-10-05  8:25 ` Christoph Hellwig
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Andrey Smirnov @ 2019-10-05  5:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Christoph Hellwig
  Cc: Andrew Lunn, Andrey Smirnov, linux-kernel, iommu,
	Geert Uytterhoeven, Robin Murphy, Vivien Didelot, Chris Healy

Commit 5cf4537975bb ("dma-mapping: introduce a dma_common_find_pages
helper") changed invalid input check in dma_common_free_remap() from:

    if (!area || !area->flags != VM_DMA_COHERENT)


    if (!area || !area->flags != VM_DMA_COHERENT || !area->pages)

which seem to produce false positives for memory obtained via

This triggers the following warning message when doing "reboot" on ZII
VF610 Dev Board Rev B:

WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1 at kernel/dma/remap.c:112 dma_common_free_remap+0x88/0x8c
trying to free invalid coherent area: 9ef82980
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd-shutdow Not tainted 5.3.0-rc6-next-20190820 #119
Hardware name: Freescale Vybrid VF5xx/VF6xx (Device Tree)
[<8010d1ec>] (dump_backtrace) from [<8010d588>] (show_stack+0x20/0x24)
 r7:8015ed78 r6:00000009 r5:00000000 r4:9f4d9b14
[<8010d568>] (show_stack) from [<8077e3f0>] (dump_stack+0x24/0x28)
[<8077e3cc>] (dump_stack) from [<801197a0>] (__warn.part.3+0xcc/0xe4)
[<801196d4>] (__warn.part.3) from [<80119830>] (warn_slowpath_fmt+0x78/0x94)
 r6:00000070 r5:808e540c r4:81c03048
[<801197bc>] (warn_slowpath_fmt) from [<8015ed78>] (dma_common_free_remap+0x88/0x8c)
 r3:9ef82980 r2:808e53e0
 r7:00001000 r6:a0b1e000 r5:a0b1e000 r4:00001000
[<8015ecf0>] (dma_common_free_remap) from [<8010fa9c>] (remap_allocator_free+0x60/0x68)
 r5:81c03048 r4:9f4d9b78
[<8010fa3c>] (remap_allocator_free) from [<801100d0>] (__arm_dma_free.constprop.3+0xf8/0x148)
 r5:81c03048 r4:9ef82900
[<8010ffd8>] (__arm_dma_free.constprop.3) from [<80110144>] (arm_dma_free+0x24/0x2c)
 r5:9f563410 r4:80110120
[<80110120>] (arm_dma_free) from [<8015d80c>] (dma_free_attrs+0xa0/0xdc)
[<8015d76c>] (dma_free_attrs) from [<8020f3e4>] (dma_pool_destroy+0xc0/0x154)
 r8:9efa8860 r7:808f02f0 r6:808f02d0 r5:9ef82880 r4:9ef82780
[<8020f324>] (dma_pool_destroy) from [<805525d0>] (ehci_mem_cleanup+0x6c/0x150)
 r7:9f563410 r6:9efa8810 r5:00000000 r4:9efd0148
[<80552564>] (ehci_mem_cleanup) from [<80558e0c>] (ehci_stop+0xac/0xc0)
 r5:9efd0148 r4:9efd0000
[<80558d60>] (ehci_stop) from [<8053c4bc>] (usb_remove_hcd+0xf4/0x1b0)
 r7:9f563410 r6:9efd0074 r5:81c03048 r4:9efd0000
[<8053c3c8>] (usb_remove_hcd) from [<8056361c>] (host_stop+0x48/0xb8)
 r7:9f563410 r6:9efd0000 r5:9f5f4040 r4:9f5f5040
[<805635d4>] (host_stop) from [<80563d0c>] (ci_hdrc_host_destroy+0x34/0x38)
 r7:9f563410 r6:9f5f5040 r5:9efa8800 r4:9f5f4040
[<80563cd8>] (ci_hdrc_host_destroy) from [<8055ef18>] (ci_hdrc_remove+0x50/0x10c)
[<8055eec8>] (ci_hdrc_remove) from [<804a2ed8>] (platform_drv_remove+0x34/0x4c)
 r7:9f563410 r6:81c4f99c r5:9efa8810 r4:9efa8810
[<804a2ea4>] (platform_drv_remove) from [<804a18a8>] (device_release_driver_internal+0xec/0x19c)
 r5:00000000 r4:9efa8810
[<804a17bc>] (device_release_driver_internal) from [<804a1978>] (device_release_driver+0x20/0x24)
 r7:9f563410 r6:81c41ed0 r5:9efa8810 r4:9f4a1dac
[<804a1958>] (device_release_driver) from [<804a01b8>] (bus_remove_device+0xdc/0x108)
[<804a00dc>] (bus_remove_device) from [<8049c204>] (device_del+0x150/0x36c)
 r7:9f563410 r6:81c03048 r5:9efa8854 r4:9efa8810
[<8049c0b4>] (device_del) from [<804a3368>] (platform_device_del.part.2+0x20/0x84)
 r10:9f563414 r9:809177e0 r8:81cb07dc r7:81c78320 r6:9f563454 r5:9efa8800
[<804a3348>] (platform_device_del.part.2) from [<804a3420>] (platform_device_unregister+0x28/0x34)
 r5:9f563400 r4:9efa8800
[<804a33f8>] (platform_device_unregister) from [<8055dce0>] (ci_hdrc_remove_device+0x1c/0x30)
 r5:9f563400 r4:00000001
[<8055dcc4>] (ci_hdrc_remove_device) from [<805652ac>] (ci_hdrc_imx_remove+0x38/0x118)
 r7:81c78320 r6:9f563454 r5:9f563410 r4:9f541010
[<8056538c>] (ci_hdrc_imx_shutdown) from [<804a2970>] (platform_drv_shutdown+0x2c/0x30)
[<804a2944>] (platform_drv_shutdown) from [<8049e4fc>] (device_shutdown+0x158/0x1f0)
[<8049e3a4>] (device_shutdown) from [<8013ac80>] (kernel_restart_prepare+0x44/0x48)
 r10:00000058 r9:9f4d8000 r8:fee1dead r7:379ce700 r6:81c0b280 r5:81c03048
[<8013ac3c>] (kernel_restart_prepare) from [<8013ad14>] (kernel_restart+0x1c/0x60)
[<8013acf8>] (kernel_restart) from [<8013af84>] (__do_sys_reboot+0xe0/0x1d8)
 r5:81c03048 r4:00000000
[<8013aea4>] (__do_sys_reboot) from [<8013b0ec>] (sys_reboot+0x18/0x1c)
 r8:80101204 r7:00000058 r6:00000000 r5:00000000 r4:00000000
[<8013b0d4>] (sys_reboot) from [<80101000>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x54)
Exception stack(0x9f4d9fa8 to 0x9f4d9ff0)
9fa0:                   00000000 00000000 fee1dead 28121969 01234567 379ce700
9fc0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000058 00000000 00000000 00000000 00016d04
9fe0: 00028e0c 7ec87c64 000135ec 76c1f410

Restore original invalid input check in dma_common_free_remap() to
avoid this problem.

Fixes: 5cf4537975bb ("dma-mapping: introduce a dma_common_find_pages helper")
Signed-off-by: Andrey Smirnov <>
Cc: Andrew Lunn <>
Cc: Vivien Didelot <>
Cc: Chris Healy <>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Robin Murphy <>

I think this is related to warning reported by Geert in [1], but it
didn't seem like discussion there reached any conclusions hence this

Andrey Smirnov


 kernel/dma/remap.c | 16 ++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/dma/remap.c b/kernel/dma/remap.c
index ca4e5d44b571..e8d9cc50fa4f 100644
--- a/kernel/dma/remap.c
+++ b/kernel/dma/remap.c
@@ -11,13 +11,21 @@
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/vmalloc.h>
-struct page **dma_common_find_pages(void *cpu_addr)
+static struct vm_struct *dma_common_find_area(void *cpu_addr)
 	struct vm_struct *area = find_vm_area(cpu_addr);
 	if (!area || area->flags != VM_DMA_COHERENT)
 		return NULL;
-	return area->pages;
+	return area;
+struct page **dma_common_find_pages(void *cpu_addr)
+	struct vm_struct *area = dma_common_find_area(cpu_addr);
+	return area ? area->pages : NULL;
 static struct vm_struct *__dma_common_pages_remap(struct page **pages,
@@ -87,9 +95,9 @@ void *dma_common_contiguous_remap(struct page *page, size_t size,
 void dma_common_free_remap(void *cpu_addr, size_t size)
-	struct page **pages = dma_common_find_pages(cpu_addr);
+	struct vm_struct *area = dma_common_find_area(cpu_addr);
-	if (!pages) {
+	if (!area) {
 		WARN(1, "trying to free invalid coherent area: %p\n", cpu_addr);

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