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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm/frame-vec: use FOLL_LONGTERM

On Fri 02-10-20 15:06:03, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> This get_vaddr_frames() thing looks impossible to use properly. How on
> earth does a driver guarentee
> "If @start belongs to VM_IO | VM_PFNMAP vma, we don't touch page
> structures and the caller must make sure pfns aren't reused for
> anything else while he is using them."
> The only possible way to do that is if the driver restricts the VMAs
> to ones it owns and interacts with the vm_private data to refcount
> something.
> Since every driver does this wrong anything that uses this is creating
> terrifying security issues.
> IMHO this whole API should be deleted :(

So I'm the one guilty for introducing this API. The API was created to
factor out code in several (mostly V4L AFAIR) drivers thus reducing amount
of drivers poking into MM internals and getting things wrong in various
cases. It may well be that the API is still broken from "can driver ensure
this" POV - I tried to keep things things as they were before in this
regard as I have very little knowledge in how these drivers are supposed to

Anyway, if you can make this go away, sure go ahead :)

Jan Kara <>

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