Re: [PATCH 0/8] Convert the intel iommu driver to the dma-iommu api

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Fri May 29 2020 - 08:45:33 EST

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 06:00:44PM -0600, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
> > This issue is most likely in the i915 driver and is most likely caused by the driver not respecting the return value of the dma_map_ops::map_sg function. You can see the driver ignoring the return value here:
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> > Previously this didnât cause issues because the intel map_sg always returned the same number of elements as the input scatter gather list but with the change to this dma-iommu api this is no longer the case. I wasnât able to track the bug down to a specific line of code unfortunately.

Mark did a big audit into the map_sg API abuse and initially had
some i915 patches, but then gave up on them with this comment:

"The biggest TODO is DRM/i915 driver and I don't feel brave enough to fix
it fully. The driver creatively uses sg_table->orig_nents to store the
size of the allocate scatterlist and ignores the number of the entries
returned by dma_map_sg function. In this patchset I only fixed the
sg_table objects exported by dmabuf related functions. I hope that I
didn't break anything there."

it would be really nice if the i915 maintainers could help with sorting
that API abuse out.