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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] drm/fb: Stop leaking physical address
On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 10:54:05AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> For buffer sharing, use dma-buf instead. We can't set smem_start to 0
> unconditionally since that's used by the fbdev mmap default
> implementation. And we have plenty of userspace which would like to
> keep that working.
>
> This might break legit userspace - if it does we need to look at a
> case-by-cases basis how to handle that. Worst case I expect overrides
> for only specific drivers, since anything remotely modern should be
> using dma-buf/prime now (which is about 7 years old now for DRM
> drivers).
>
> This issue was uncovered because Noralf's rework to implement a
> generic fb_probe also implements it's own fb_mmap callback. Which
> means smem_start didn't have to be set anymore, which blew up some
> blob in userspace rather badly.
>
> Cc: Gustavo Padovan <gustavo@padovan.org>
> Cc: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Sean Paul <sean@poorly.run>
> Cc: David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie>
> Cc: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
> Cc: Noralf Trønnes <noralf@tronnes.org>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>

After clarifying on IRC, I think this makes sense. The chance to break userspace
requires a very specific configuration that I don't expect will be common.

Acked-by: Sean Paul <seanpaul@chromium.org>

> ---
> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c | 2 ++
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
> index 4b0dd20bccb8..bcb78693c4f7 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
> @@ -2673,6 +2673,8 @@ __drm_fb_helper_initial_config_and_unlock(struct drm_fb_helper *fb_helper,
>
> info = fb_helper->fbdev;
> info->var.pixclock = 0;
> + /* don't leak any physical addresses to userspace */
> + info->flags |= FBINFO_HIDE_SMEM_START;
>
> /* Need to drop locks to avoid recursive deadlock in
> * register_framebuffer. This is ok because the only thing left to do is
> --
> 2.18.0
>

--
Sean Paul, Software Engineer, Google / Chromium OS

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