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    SubjectRe: [Bug #11382] e1000e: 2.6.27-rc1 corrupts EEPROM/NVM
    On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:15 pm Jiri Kosina wrote:
    > On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, David Miller wrote:
    > > I did some snooping around, and while doing so I noticed that the PCI
    > > mmap code for x86 doesn't do one bit of range checking on the size, or
    > > any other aspect of the request, wrt. the MMIO regions actually mapped
    > > in the BARs of the PCI device.
    > Ugh, indeed. Added Ingo and Jesse to CC.
    > > Yikes!
    > >
    > > It just does a reserve_memtype() on the address range, and says "ok".
    > >
    > > So if, for example, the X server tries to mmap() more than an MMIO bar
    > > actually maps, the kernel lets the user do this.
    > >
    > > It would be very interesting to add the appropriate checks to
    > > pci_mmap_page_range() in arch/x86/pci/i386.c, anyone who wants to do
    > > this can use the code in arch/sparc64/kernel/pci.c:
    > > __pci_mmap_make_offset() as a guide, and see what happens.
    > Absolutely. Or we can even do some dirty hackery in userspace, like
    > LD_PRELOADing X server and checking mmaps() that are close to MMIO regions
    > of affected devices.
    > > If the MMIO space regions of the video cards sit right before the
    > > E1000E ones on the effected systems, that would pretty much
    > > convince me that this is the kind of problem we are having here.
    > Unfortunately, looking at the lspci outputs that are in
    > it seems to me that the
    > MMIO regions are quite far away from each other.

    Moreover, we don't actually do any writing (that I know of) of the ROM image
    from the X drivers or the kernel. In fact, in many cases X should be
    accessing the RAM copy of the ROM at 0xc0000 rather than via the ROM BAR.

    That said, adding a check to the x86 code would be a good thing to do; I'll
    hack up a patch tomorrow unless someone beats me to it.

    Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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