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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iommu/vt-d: Fix scatterlist offset handling
On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 16:43:09 +0200
Joerg Roedel <> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 07:05:17PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
> > Now, there are indeed plenty of drivers and subsystems which do
> > work on lists of explicitly single pages - anything doing some
> > variant of "addr = kmap_atomic(sg_page(sg)) + sg->offset;" is easy
> > to spot - but I don't think DMA API implementations are in a
> > position to make any kind of assumption; nearly all of them just
> > shut up and handle sg->length bytes from sg_phys(sg) without
> > questioning the caller, and I reckon that's exactly what they
> > should be doing.
> I agree with that, it is not explicitly forbidden to have an
> sg->offset > PAGE_SIZE and most IOMMU drivers handle this case.
> So this is a problem I'd like to see resolved in the VT-d driver too.
> If nobody comes up with a correct fix soon I'll apply this one and
> rip out the large-page support from __domain_mapping() to make it
> work.
Hi All,

Just to give an update on the offline debugging of this issue. With
Robin's patch applied, I was able to reproduce the failure with
similar configuration that Jain helped to set up.

I added trace prints just to see the map/unmap activities leading to
the DMAR fault. When fault occurs, the trace shows there is an unmap to
the offending iova pfn. So I think this is a separate problem than
Robin's patch is fixing. I think we should move forward to merge this
patch upstream and stable. The remaining problem is likely a race
condition between unmap and DMA activities.

Here a brief extracted log, ee3d7 is the iova pfn in question.
#1. map sg pfn ee3d7
<idle>-0 [076] 74124.154254: bprint: __domain_mapping: vpfn:ee3d7, pgoff=2126, np:1, da:ee3d784e, len:1464
, ppfn:1849c9c

#2. unmap ee3d7000
<idle>-0 [054] 74124.154301: bprint: intel_unmap: Device 0000:18:00.4 unmapping: pfn ee3d7-ee3d7
<idle>-0 [076] 74124.154301: bprint: __domain_mapping: lvlpg:1, nrpg 0, vpfn:ec2ff, ppfn:183221a, sg_res:0
<idle>-0 [059] 74124.154302: bprint: __domain_mapping: lvlpg:1, nrpg 0, vpfn:ee719, ppfn:c3e4dd, sg_res:0
<idle>-0 [076] 74124.154302: bprint: __domain_mapping: vpfn:f183b, pgoff=78, np:1, da:f183b04e, len:1464,

#3. DMA to unmapped address ee3d7000, DMAR fault raised.
+2.952861] dmar_fault: 6 callbacks suppressed
+0.000002] DMAR: DRHD: handling fault status reg 2
+0.005588] turning tracing off
+0.003592] DMAR: [DMA Write] Request device [18:00.4] fault addr ee3d7000 [fault reason 05] PTE Write access is not set

<idle>-0 [000] 74124.156906: bputs:
0xffffffffb259916bs: turning tracing off



> Speaking of __domain_mapping(), this function is a big unmaintainable
> mess which should be split and rewritten. A clean and maintainable
> rewrite can alse re-add the large-page support.
> Regards,
> Joerg
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[Jacob Pan]

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