lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:33:54 +0800
From:   Yong Wu <yong.wu@...iatek.com>
To:     Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org>
CC:     <youlin.pei@...iatek.com>,
        "open list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND FLATTENED DEVICE TREE BINDINGS" 
        <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
        Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@...omium.org>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, <srv_heupstream@...iatek.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
        Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Tomasz Figa <tfiga@...gle.com>,
        <iommu@...ts.linux-foundation.org>,
        Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        <linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org>,
        Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@...il.com>,
        <yingjoe.chen@...iatek.com>, Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@....com>,
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/13] iommu/mediatek: Add probe_defer for smi-larb

On Mon, 2019-02-25 at 15:54 -0800, Evan Green wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 8:52 PM Yong Wu <yong.wu@...iatek.com> wrote:
> >
> > The iommu consumer should use device_link to connect with the
> > smi-larb(supplier). then the smi-larb should run before the iommu
> > consumer. Here we delay the iommu driver until the smi driver is
> > ready, then all the iommu consumer always is after the smi driver.
> >
> > When there is no this patch, if some consumer drivers run before
> > smi-larb, the supplier link_status is DL_DEV_NO_DRIVER(0) in the
> > device_link_add, then device_links_driver_bound will use WARN_ON
> > to complain that the link_status of supplier is not right.
> >
> 
> I don't quite have enough knowledge of device links to figure out if
> this is a) the right fix, b) a deficiency in the device_links code, or
> c) neither.

I can not say more about the device link, But from the MTK iommu point
of view, it looks a right fix. As the comment above, we should make sure
the probe sequence, SMI-larb should be before MTK IOMMU which need be
before iommu-consumer. this patch help SMI-larb always is before
MTK_IOMMU.

Then if there is no this patchset, what the MTK_IOMMU will happen?.

The MTK_IOMMU is subsys_initcall, all the consume only need after the
MTK_IOMMU and don't need wait for SMI-larb driver. If some consume run
before SMI-larb driver, It also is OK while it don't call
mtk_smi_larb_get in this probe.(Of course it will abort if it call this
while smi-driver don't probe at that time). the consumer and smi-larb
normally are module_init, we can not guarantee the the sequence. it is a
potential issue.

Some consume know it should wait for SMI-larb like [1], but It don't
work.

[1]
https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.0-rc1/source/drivers/media/platform/mtk-mdp/mtk_mdp_comp.c#L145

> 
> Perhaps someone else could chime in on this one.
> -Evan
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Linux-mediatek mailing list
> Linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org
> http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-mediatek


Powered by blists - more mailing lists