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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Fix context IDs not released on driver hot unbind
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On Thu, 04 Apr 2019, Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk> wrote:
> Quoting Janusz Krzysztofik (2019-04-04 11:50:14)
>> On Thu, 2019-04-04 at 11:43 +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> > Quoting Janusz Krzysztofik (2019-04-04 11:40:24)
>> > > On Thu, 2019-04-04 at 11:28 +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> > > > Quoting Janusz Krzysztofik (2019-04-04 11:24:45)
>> > > > > From: Janusz Krzysztofik <janusz.krzysztofik@intel.com>
>> > > > >
>> > > > > In case the driver gets unbound while a device is open, kernel
>> > > > > panic
>> > > > > may be forced if a list of allocated context IDs is not empty.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > When a device is open, the list may happen to be not empty
>> > > > > because
>> > > > > a
>> > > > > context ID, once allocated by a context ID allocator to a
>> > > > > context
>> > > > > assosiated with that open file descriptor, is released as late
>> > > > > as
>> > > > > on device close.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > On the other hand, there is a need to release all allocated
>> > > > > context
>> > > > > IDs
>> > > > > and destroy the context ID allocator on driver unbind, even if
>> > > > > a
>> > > > > device
>> > > > > is open, in order to free memory resources consumed and prevent
>> > > > > from
>> > > > > memory leaks. The purpose of the forced kernel panic was to
>> > > > > protect
>> > > > > the context ID allocator from being silently destroyed if not
>> > > > > all
>> > > > > allocated IDs had been released.
>> > > >
>> > > > Those open fd are still pointing into kernel memory where the
>> > > > driver
>> > > > used to be. The panic is entirely correct, we should not be
>> > > > unloading
>> > > > the module before those dangling pointers have been made safe.
>> > > >
>> > > > This is papering over the symptom. How is the module being
>> > > > unloaded
>> > > > with
>> > > > open fd?
>> > >
>> > > A user can play with the driver unbind or device remove sysfs
>> > > interface.
>> >
>> > Sure, but we must still follow all the steps before _unloading_ the
>> > module or else the user is left pointing into reused kernel memory.
>>
>> I'm not talking about unloading the module, that is prevented by open
>> fds. The driver still exists after being unbound from a device and may
>> just respond with -ENODEV.
>
> i915_gem_contexts_fini() *is* module unload.

Janusz, please describe what you're doing exactly.

BR,
Jani.



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Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Graphics Center

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