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SubjectRe: Warnings in DRM code when removing/unbinding a driver
On 19/12/2019 09:54, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 7:08 PM John Garry <> wrote:
>> +
>> So the v5.4 kernel does not have this issue.
>> I have bisected the initial occurrence to:
>> commit 37a48adfba6cf6e87df9ba8b75ab85d514ed86d8
>> Author: Thomas Zimmermann <>
>> Date: Fri Sep 6 14:20:53 2019 +0200
>> drm/vram: Add kmap ref-counting to GEM VRAM objects
>> The kmap and kunmap operations of GEM VRAM buffers can now be called
>> in interleaving pairs. The first call to drm_gem_vram_kmap() maps the
>> buffer's memory to kernel address space and the final call to
>> drm_gem_vram_kunmap() unmaps the memory. Intermediate calls to these
>> functions increment or decrement a reference counter.
>> So this either exposes or creates the issue.
> Yeah that's just shooting the messenger.

OK, so it exposes it.

Like I said, for most drivers
> you can pretty much assume that their unload sequence has been broken
> since forever. It's not often tested, and especially the hotunbind
> from a device (as opposed to driver unload) stuff wasn't even possible
> to get right until just recently.

Do you think it's worth trying to fix this for 5.5 and earlier, or just
switch to the device-managed interface for 5.6 and forget about 5.5 and


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