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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] media/videobuf2-dma-sg: Fix handling of sg_table structure

On 2015-02-11 09:37, Ricardo Ribalda Delgado wrote:
> Hello Marek
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Marek Szyprowski
> <> wrote:
>>> Unfortunately nent differs in sign to the output of dma_map_sg, so an
>>> intermediate value must be used.
>> I don't get this part. dma_map_sg() returns the number of scatter list
>> entries mapped
>> to the hardware or zero if anything fails. What is the problem of assigning
>> it directly
>> to nents?
> Are you sure about that?
> The prototype of the function is (from dma-mapping-common.h)
> static inline int dma_map_sg_attrs(struct device *dev, struct scatterlist *sg,
> int nents, enum dma_data_direction dir,
> struct dma_attrs *attrs)
> which calls map_sg at the struct dma_map_ops (dma-mapping.h)
> int (*map_sg)(struct device *dev, struct scatterlist *sg,
> int nents, enum dma_data_direction dir,
> struct dma_attrs *attrs);
> Both return int instead of unsigned int....

Well, this int return value seems to be misleading, but according to
Documentation/DMA-API.txt, the only error value is zero:

"As with the other mapping interfaces, dma_map_sg() can fail. When it
does, 0 is returned and a driver must take appropriate action. It is
critical that the driver do something, in the case of a block driver
aborting the request or even oopsing is better than doing nothing and
corrupting the filesystem."

I've also checked various dma-mapping implementation for different
architectures and they follow this convention.

Maybe one should add some comments to include/linux/dma_mapping.h to
clarify this and avoid further confusion.

>> dma_map_sg_attrs() return 0 in case of error, so the check can be
>> simplified,
>> there is no need for temporary variable.
> Check last comment
>>> vm_unmap_ram(buf->vaddr, buf->num_pages);
>>> sg_free_table(buf->dma_sgt);
>>> @@ -463,7 +470,7 @@ static int vb2_dma_sg_dmabuf_ops_attach(struct dma_buf
>>> *dbuf, struct device *dev
>>> rd = buf->dma_sgt->sgl;
>>> wr = sgt->sgl;
>>> - for (i = 0; i < sgt->orig_nents; ++i) {
>>> + for (i = 0; i < sgt->nents; ++i) {
>> Here the code iterates over every memory page in the scatter list (to create
>> a copy of it), not the device mapped chunks, so it must use orig_nents
>> like it was already there.
> At that point both have the same value, but you are right, it is more
> clear to use orig_nents
> I will resend a version using orig_nents in dmabug_ops attach, but
> please take a look the map_sg, I think it can return <0

Best regards
Marek Szyprowski, PhD
Samsung R&D Institute Poland

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