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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 4/6] media: tegra: Add Tegra210 Video input driver
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On 2/24/20 5:45 AM, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
>
> On 2/20/20 11:11 AM, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
>>
>> On 2/20/20 5:33 AM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>> External email: Use caution opening links or attachments
>>>
>>>
>>> (Replying to myself so I can explain this a bit more)
>>>
>>> On 2/20/20 1:44 PM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>>>> +
>>>>> +static int tegra_csi_tpg_channels_alloc(struct tegra_csi *csi)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +    struct device_node *node = csi->dev->of_node;
>>>>> +    unsigned int port_num;
>>>>> +    int ret;
>>>>> +    struct tegra_csi_channel *item;
>>>>> +    unsigned int tpg_channels = csi->soc->csi_max_channels;
>>>>> +
>>>>> +    /* allocate CSI channel for each CSI x2 ports */
>>>>> +    for (port_num = 0; port_num < tpg_channels; port_num++) {
>>>>> +            item = devm_kzalloc(csi->dev, sizeof(*item), GFP_KERNEL);
>>>> Using devm_*alloc can be dangerous. If someone unbinds the driver, then
>>>> all memory allocated with devm_ is immediately freed. But if an
>>>> application
>>>> still has a filehandle open, then when it closes it it might still
>>>> reference
>>>> this already-freed memory.
>>>>
>>>> I recommend that you avoid using devm_*alloc for media drivers.
>>> A good test is to unbind & bind the driver:
>>>
>>> cd /sys/devices/platform/50000000.host1x/54080000.vi/driver
>>> echo -n 54080000.vi >unbind
>>> echo -n 54080000.vi >bind
>>>
>>> First just do this without the driver being used. That already
>>> gives me 'list_del corruption' kernel messages (list debugging
>>> is turned on in my kernel).
>
> Will fix in v4 to use kzalloc and also proper release v4l2 to make sure
> unbind/bind works properly.
>
> BTW, tegra vi and csi are registered as clients to host1x video driver.
>
> So, unbind and bind should be done with host1x video driver "tegra-video"
>
> cd /sys/devices/platform/50000000.host1x/tegra-video/driver
> echo -n tegra-video > unbind
> echo -n tegra-video > bind

This still crashes with v4, at least if I am streaming with v4l2-ctl --stream-mmap.
Is that known?

It's not a big deal at this moment, just want to know if this will be looked
at later.

Regards,

Hans

>
>>>
>>> Note that this first test is basically identical to a rmmod/modprobe
>>> of the driver. But when I compiled the driver as a module it didn't
>>> create any video device nodes! Nor did I see any errors in the kernel
>>> log. I didn't pursue this, and perhaps I did something wrong, but it's
>>> worth taking a look at.
>>>
>>> The next step would be to have a video node open with:
>>>
>>> v4l2-ctl --sleep 10
>>>
>>> then while it is sleeping unbind the driver and see what happens
>>> when v4l2-ctl exits.
>>>
>>> Worst case is when you are streaming:
>>>
>>> v4l2-ctl --stream-mmap
>>>
>>> and then unbind.
>>>
>>> In general, the best way to get this to work correctly is:
>>>
>>> 1) don't use devm_*alloc
>>> 2) set the release callback of struct v4l2_device and do all freeing
>>> there.
>>> 3) in the platform remove() callback you call media_device_unregister()
>>>     and video_unregister_device().
>> Reg 3, in current patch, media_device_unregister is called in
>> host1x_video_remove
>> video_unregister_device happens during host1x_video_remove ->
>> host1x_device_exit -> tegra_vi_exit -> tegra_vi_channels_cleanup
>>
>>> It's worth getting this right in this early stage, rather than fixing it
>>> in the future.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>>          Hans

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