Re: [RFC 06/20] iommu: Add iommu_device_init[exit]_user_dma interfaces
From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Tue Sep 28 2021 - 07:54:38 EST
On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 07:13:01AM +0000, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> > From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 10:40 PM
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 01:32:34PM +0000, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> > > but I'm little worried that even vfio-pci itself cannot be bound now,
> > > which implies that all devices in a group which are intended to be
> > > used by the user must be bound to vfio-pci in a breath before the
> > > user attempts to open any of them, i.e. late-binding and device-
> > > hotplug is disallowed after the initial open. I'm not sure how
> > > important such an usage would be, but it does cause user-tangible
> > > semantics change.
> > Oh, that's bad..
> > I guess your approach is the only way forward, it will have to be
> > extensively justified in the commit message for Greg et al.
> Just thought about another alternative. What about having driver
> core to call iommu after call_driver_probe()?
Then the kernel is now already exposed to an insecure scenario, we
must not do probe if any user device is attached at all.