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* [PATCH -next] powerpc/mm: check base flags in ioremap_prot
@ 2021-09-03  9:03 Nanyong Sun
  2021-09-03  9:16 ` Christophe Leroy
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Nanyong Sun @ 2021-09-03  9:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: mpe, benh, paulus, akpm, npiggin, christophe.leroy
  Cc: linuxppc-dev, linux-kernel

Some drivers who call ioremap_prot without setting base flags like
ioremap_prot(addr, len, 0) may work well before
commit 56f3c1413f5c ("powerpc/mm: properly set PAGE_KERNEL flags in
ioremap()"), but now they will get a virtual address "successfully"
from ioremap_prot and badly fault on memory access later because that
patch also dropped the hack adding of base flags for ioremap_prot.

So return NULL and throw a warning if the caller of ioremap_prot did
not set base flags properly. Why not just hack adding PAGE_KERNEL flags
in the ioremap_prot, because most scenarios can be covered by high level
functions like ioremap(), ioremap_coherent(), ioremap_cache()...
so it is better to keep max flexibility for this low level api.

Signed-off-by: Nanyong Sun <>
 arch/powerpc/mm/ioremap.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/ioremap.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/ioremap.c
index 57342154d2b0..b7eda0f0d04d 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/ioremap.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/ioremap.c
@@ -46,6 +46,10 @@ void __iomem *ioremap_prot(phys_addr_t addr, unsigned long size, unsigned long f
 	pte_t pte = __pte(flags);
 	void *caller = __builtin_return_address(0);
+	/* The caller should set base page flags properly */
+	if (WARN_ON((flags & _PAGE_PRESENT) == 0))
+		return NULL;
 	/* writeable implies dirty for kernel addresses */
 	if (pte_write(pte))
 		pte = pte_mkdirty(pte);

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