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Subject[PATCH v2 3/4] [media] v4l2: disable filesystem-dax mapping support
V4L2 memory registrations are incompatible with filesystem-dax that
needs the ability to revoke dma access to a mapping at will, or
otherwise allow the kernel to wait for completion of DMA. The
filesystem-dax implementation breaks the traditional solution of
truncate of active file backed mappings since there is no page-cache
page we can orphan to sustain ongoing DMA.

If v4l2 wants to support long lived DMA mappings it needs to arrange to
hold a file lease or use some other mechanism so that the kernel can
coordinate revoking DMA access when the filesystem needs to truncate

Reported-by: Jan Kara <>
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Cc: <>
Fixes: 3565fce3a659 ("mm, x86: get_user_pages() for dax mappings")
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
drivers/media/v4l2-core/videobuf-dma-sg.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videobuf-dma-sg.c b/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videobuf-dma-sg.c
index 0b5c43f7e020..f412429cf5ba 100644
--- a/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videobuf-dma-sg.c
+++ b/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videobuf-dma-sg.c
@@ -185,12 +185,13 @@ static int videobuf_dma_init_user_locked(struct videobuf_dmabuf *dma,
dprintk(1, "init user [0x%lx+0x%lx => %d pages]\n",
data, size, dma->nr_pages);

- err = get_user_pages(data & PAGE_MASK, dma->nr_pages,
+ err = get_user_pages_longterm(data & PAGE_MASK, dma->nr_pages,
flags, dma->pages, NULL);

if (err != dma->nr_pages) {
dma->nr_pages = (err >= 0) ? err : 0;
- dprintk(1, "get_user_pages: err=%d [%d]\n", err, dma->nr_pages);
+ dprintk(1, "get_user_pages_longterm: err=%d [%d]\n", err,
+ dma->nr_pages);
return err < 0 ? err : -EINVAL;
return 0;
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