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Date:   Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:07:46 +0800
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Bjorn Helgaas <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc:     Myron Stowe <>,,
Subject: Re: mmap/munmap in sysfs

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 05:36:08PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> Hi Greg, et al,
> Userspace can mmap PCI device memory via the resourceN files in sysfs,
> which use pci_mmap_resource().  I think this path is unaware of power
> management, so the device may be runtime-suspended, e.g., it may be in
> D1, D2, or D3, where it will not respond to memory accesses.
> Userspace accesses while the device is suspended will cause PCI
> errors, so I think we need something like the patch below.  But this
> isn't sufficient by itself because we would need a corresponding
> pm_runtime_put() when the mapping goes away.  Where should that go?
> Or is there a better way to do this?
> diff --git a/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c b/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
> index 6d27475e39b2..aab7a47679a7 100644
> --- a/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
> @@ -1173,6 +1173,7 @@ static int pci_mmap_resource(struct kobject *kobj, struct bin_attribute *attr,
>  	mmap_type = res->flags & IORESOURCE_MEM ? pci_mmap_mem : pci_mmap_io;
> +	pm_runtime_get_sync(pdev);
>  	return pci_mmap_resource_range(pdev, bar, vma, mmap_type, write_combine);
>  }

Ugh, we never thought about this when adding the mmap sysfs interface
all those years ago :(

I think you are right, this will not properly solve the issue, but I
don't know off the top of my head where to solve this.  Maybe Rafael has
a better idea as he knows the pm paths much better than I do?


greg k-h

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