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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/12] dma-buf: add dynamic caching of sg_table
Hi Christian,

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 05:31, Liam Mark <lmark@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2019, Christian König wrote:
>
> > To allow a smooth transition from pinning buffer objects to dynamic
> > invalidation we first start to cache the sg_table for an attachment
> > unless the driver explicitly says to not do so.
> >
> > ---
> > drivers/dma-buf/dma-buf.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/dma-buf.h | 11 +++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 35 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/dma-buf/dma-buf.c b/drivers/dma-buf/dma-buf.c
> > index 7c858020d14b..65161a82d4d5 100644
> > --- a/drivers/dma-buf/dma-buf.c
> > +++ b/drivers/dma-buf/dma-buf.c
> > @@ -573,6 +573,20 @@ struct dma_buf_attachment *dma_buf_attach(struct dma_buf *dmabuf,
> > list_add(&attach->node, &dmabuf->attachments);
> >
> > mutex_unlock(&dmabuf->lock);
> > +
> > + if (!dmabuf->ops->dynamic_sgt_mapping) {
> > + struct sg_table *sgt;
> > +
> > + sgt = dmabuf->ops->map_dma_buf(attach, DMA_BIDIRECTIONAL);
> > + if (!sgt)
> > + sgt = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> > + if (IS_ERR(sgt)) {
> > + dma_buf_detach(dmabuf, attach);
> > + return ERR_CAST(sgt);
> > + }
> > + attach->sgt = sgt;
> > + }
> > +
> > return attach;
> >
> > err_attach:
> > @@ -595,6 +609,10 @@ void dma_buf_detach(struct dma_buf *dmabuf, struct dma_buf_attachment *attach)
> > if (WARN_ON(!dmabuf || !attach))
> > return;
> >
> > + if (attach->sgt)
> > + dmabuf->ops->unmap_dma_buf(attach, attach->sgt,
> > + DMA_BIDIRECTIONAL);
> > +
> > mutex_lock(&dmabuf->lock);
> > list_del(&attach->node);
> > if (dmabuf->ops->detach)
> > @@ -630,6 +648,9 @@ struct sg_table *dma_buf_map_attachment(struct dma_buf_attachment *attach,
> > if (WARN_ON(!attach || !attach->dmabuf))
> > return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> >
> > + if (attach->sgt)
> > + return attach->sgt;
> > +
>
> I am concerned by this change to make caching the sg_table the default
> behavior as this will result in the exporter's map_dma_buf/unmap_dma_buf
> calls are no longer being called in
> dma_buf_map_attachment/dma_buf_unmap_attachment.

Probably this concern from Liam got lost between versions of your
patches; could we please request a reply to these points here?
>
> This seems concerning to me as it appears to ignore the cache maintenance
> aspect of the map_dma_buf/unmap_dma_buf calls.
> For example won't this potentially cause issues for clients of ION.
>
> If we had the following
> - #1 dma_buf_attach coherent_device
> - #2 dma_buf attach non_coherent_device
> - #3 dma_buf_map_attachment non_coherent_device
> - #4 non_coherent_device writes to buffer
> - #5 dma_buf_unmap_attachment non_coherent_device
> - #6 dma_buf_map_attachment coherent_device
> - #7 coherent_device reads buffer
> - #8 dma_buf_unmap_attachment coherent_device
>
> There wouldn't be any CMO at step #5 anymore (specifically no invalidate)
> so now at step #7 the coherent_device could read a stale cache line.
>
> Also, now by default dma_buf_unmap_attachment no longer removes the
> mappings from the iommu, so now by default dma_buf_unmap_attachment is not
> doing what I would expect and clients are losing the potential sandboxing
> benefits of removing the mappings.
> Shouldn't this caching behavior be something that clients opt into instead
> of being the default?
>
> Liam
>
> Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. is a member of Code Aurora Forum,
> a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project
>

Best,
Sumit.

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