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Date:   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 09:27:14 -0300
From:   Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>
To:     Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@...gle.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v16 12/16] IB, arm64: untag user pointers in
 ib_uverbs_(re)reg_mr()

On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 02:18:19PM +0200, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 7:46 PM Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 06:55:14PM +0200, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> > > This patch is a part of a series that extends arm64 kernel ABI to allow to
> > > pass tagged user pointers (with the top byte set to something else other
> > > than 0x00) as syscall arguments.
> > >
> > > ib_uverbs_(re)reg_mr() use provided user pointers for vma lookups (through
> > > e.g. mlx4_get_umem_mr()), which can only by done with untagged pointers.
> > >
> > > Untag user pointers in these functions.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@...gle.com>
> > >  drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c | 4 ++++
> > >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c b/drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c
> > > index 5a3a1780ceea..f88ee733e617 100644
> > > +++ b/drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c
> > > @@ -709,6 +709,8 @@ static int ib_uverbs_reg_mr(struct uverbs_attr_bundle *attrs)
> > >       if (ret)
> > >               return ret;
> > >
> > > +     cmd.start = untagged_addr(cmd.start);
> > > +
> > >       if ((cmd.start & ~PAGE_MASK) != (cmd.hca_va & ~PAGE_MASK))
> > >               return -EINVAL;
> >
> > I feel like we shouldn't thave to do this here, surely the cmd.start
> > should flow unmodified to get_user_pages, and gup should untag it?
> >
> > ie, this sort of direction for the IB code (this would be a giant
> > patch, so I didn't have time to write it all, but I think it is much
> > saner):
> 
> Hi Jason,
> 
> ib_uverbs_reg_mr() passes cmd.start to mlx4_get_umem_mr(), which calls
> find_vma(), which only accepts untagged addresses. Could you explain
> how your patch helps?

That mlx4 is just a 'weird duck', it is not the normal flow, and I
don't think the core code should be making special consideration for
it.

Jason

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