Re: [PATCHv2 8/8] videobuf2: handle non-contiguous DMA allocations

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Jun 17 2021 - 04:01:26 EST

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:56:17PM +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > This function can use some comments. What is happening AFAICS is that
> > buf->vaddr is either set in vb2_dc_alloc_coherent (unless
> > DMA_ATTR_NO_KERNEL_MAPPING was set), it is obtained through dma_buf_vmap()
> > if the buffer was attached to a dma_buf, or it is allocated via
> > dma_vmap_noncontiguous() for non-coherent memory.
> Yeah, it's complicated. Maybe we can make things more symmetrical.
> > But this leaves coherent memory with DMA_ATTR_NO_KERNEL_MAPPING set, what
> > is vaddr in that case? I think it will call dma_vmap_noncontiguous()
> > incorrectly in that case, shouldn't there be a check for !buf->coherent_mem
> > before the call to dma_vmap_noncontiguous()?
> Thanks a lot for looking into it.

Can we just kill off DMA_ATTR_NO_KERNEL_MAPPING in v4l now? There really is
no good reason to use that with dma_alloc_noncoherent/noncontiguous
available, and I plan to eventually remove that interface entirely.