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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2] media: videobuf2-dma-contig: fix bad kfree in vb2_dma_contig_clear_max_seg_size
Hi Ulf,

On 28.05.2020 11:14, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 10:23, Tomi Valkeinen <> wrote:
>> Commit 9495b7e92f716ab2bd6814fab5e97ab4a39adfdd ("driver core: platform:
>> Initialize dma_parms for platform devices") in v5.7-rc5 causes
>> vb2_dma_contig_clear_max_seg_size() to kfree memory that was not
>> allocated by vb2_dma_contig_set_max_seg_size().
>> The assumption in vb2_dma_contig_set_max_seg_size() seems to be that
>> dev->dma_parms is always NULL when the driver is probed, and the case
>> where dev->dma_parms has bee initialized by someone else than the driver
>> (by calling vb2_dma_contig_set_max_seg_size) will cause a failure.
>> All the current users of these functions are platform devices, which now
>> always have dma_parms set by the driver core. To fix the issue for v5.7,
>> make vb2_dma_contig_set_max_seg_size() return an error if dma_parms is
>> NULL to be on the safe side, and remove the kfree code from
>> vb2_dma_contig_clear_max_seg_size().
>> For v5.8 we should remove the two functions and move the
>> dma_set_max_seg_size() calls into the drivers.
>> Signed-off-by: Tomi Valkeinen <>
>> Fixes: 9495b7e92f71 ("driver core: platform: Initialize dma_parms for platform devices")
>> Cc:
> Thanks for fixing this!
> However, as I tried to point out in v1, don't you need to care about
> drivers/media/platform/s5p-mfc/s5p_mfc.c, which allocates its own type
> of struct device (non-platform). No?

I will send a patch for the S5P MFC driver separately. It is not so
critical, because the mentioned 2port memory case is not used on any
board with the default exynos_defconfig from mainline. On Exynos4-based
boards it is only used when IOMMU is disabled. It is mainly for
S5PV210/S5PC110 boards, which are still not fully functional after
conversion to device-tree.

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

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