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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/4] lib: logic_pio: Reject accesses to unregistered CPU MMIO regions
On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 09:10:27AM +0100, John Garry wrote:
> On 04/04/2019 19:58, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 10:43:36AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 05:52:35PM +0100, John Garry wrote:
> > > > > > Note that the f71805f driver does not call
> > > > > > request_{muxed_}region(), as it should.
> > > >
> > > > > ... which is the real problem, one that is not solved by this
> > > > > patch. This may result in parallel and descructive accesses if
> > > > > there is another device on the LPC bus, and another driver
> > > > > accessing that device. Personally I'd rather have
> > > > > request_muxed_region() added to the f71805f driver.
> > > >
> > > > Right, we should and will still fix f71805f. If you recall, I did
> > > > have the f71805f fix in the v1 series, but you committed that it
> > > > was orthogonal, so I decided to take it out of this work for now.
> > > >
> > > > And even if we fix up f71805f and other known drivers which don't
> > > > call request_muxed_region(), we still need to police against these
> > > > rogue accesses, which is what this patch attempts to do.
> > > >
> > > Do we ? I am personally not convinced that LPC accesses _have_ to
> > > occur through PCI on any given system.
> >
> > On current systems, I suspect ISA/LPC devices are typically connected
> > via a PCI-to-ISA/LPC bridge. But AFAIK there's no actual requirement
> > for that bridge, and there certainly *were* systems with ISA devices
> > but no PCI at all.
> >
> > IMO, if you want to build ISA drivers on your arch, you need to make
> > sure the inb() probing done by those drivers works like it does on
> > x86. If there's no device there, the inb() should return 0xff with no
> > fuss and no crash.
>
> Right, and this is what I am attempting to do here.
>
> So today a call to request_muxed_region() can still succeed even if no IO
> space mapped.
>
> As such, even well-behaved drivers like f71882fg can still crash the system,
> as noted in RFC patch 1/4 ("resource: Request IO port regions from children
> of ioport_resource").

Maybe I'm missing something, but on x86, drivers like f71882fg do not
crash the system because inb() *never* causes a crash.

If you want to build that driver for ARM, I think you need to make
sure that inb() on ARM also *never* causes a crash. I don't think
changing f71882fg and all the similar drivers is the right answer.

Bjorn

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