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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 07:51:18 +0000
From:   Peter Chen <peter.chen@....com>
To:     Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@....com>
CC:     "linux-usb@...r.kernel.org" <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
        "gregkh@...uxfoundation.org" <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        "stern@...land.harvard.edu" <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
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        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
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        "robin.murphy@....com" <robin.murphy@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] usb: usbfs: correct kernel->user page attribute
 mismatch

On 20-05-04 15:13:48, Jeremy Linton wrote:
> On some architectures (e.g. arm64) requests for
> IO coherent memory may use non-cachable attributes if
> the relevant device isn't cache coherent. If these
> pages are then remapped into userspace as cacheable,
> they may not be coherent with the non-cacheable mappings.
> 
> In particular this happens with libusb, when it attempts
> to create zero-copy buffers for use by rtl-sdr
> (https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fosmocom%2Frtl-sdr%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpeter.chen%40nxp.com%7Cb088a6f1a4d5462d65e808d7f067b1b2%7C686ea1d3bc2b4c6fa92cd99c5c301635%7C0%7C1%7C637242200467457447&amp;sdata=nPbLuHBIWqKSc0h4UGqRBv7W7wcQ0SYwq51ggLVcBVs%3D&amp;reserved=0). On low end arm
> devices with non-coherent USB ports, the application will
> be unexpectedly killed, while continuing to work fine on
> arm machines with coherent USB controllers.
> 
> This bug has been discovered/reported a few times over
> the last few years. In the case of rtl-sdr a compile time
> option to enable/disable zero copy was implemented to
> work around it.
> 
> Rather than relaying on application specific workarounds,
> dma_mmap_coherent() can be used instead of remap_pfn_range().
> The page cache/etc attributes will then be correctly set in
> userspace to match the kernel mapping.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@....com>
> ---
> v1->v2:
> 	Update commit message and change to dma_mmap_coherent()
> 	from dma_mmap_attr(,,,0) which are the same.
> 
>  drivers/usb/core/devio.c | 5 ++---
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/devio.c b/drivers/usb/core/devio.c
> index 6833c918abce..b9db9812d6c5 100644
> --- a/drivers/usb/core/devio.c
> +++ b/drivers/usb/core/devio.c
> @@ -217,6 +217,7 @@ static int usbdev_mmap(struct file *file, struct vm_area_struct *vma)
>  {
>  	struct usb_memory *usbm = NULL;
>  	struct usb_dev_state *ps = file->private_data;
> +	struct usb_hcd *hcd = bus_to_hcd(ps->dev->bus);
>  	size_t size = vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start;
>  	void *mem;
>  	unsigned long flags;
> @@ -250,9 +251,7 @@ static int usbdev_mmap(struct file *file, struct vm_area_struct *vma)
>  	usbm->vma_use_count = 1;
>  	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&usbm->memlist);
>  
> -	if (remap_pfn_range(vma, vma->vm_start,
> -			virt_to_phys(usbm->mem) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
> -			size, vma->vm_page_prot) < 0) {
> +	if (dma_mmap_coherent(hcd->self.sysdev, vma, mem, dma_handle, size)) {
>  		dec_usb_memory_use_count(usbm, &usbm->vma_use_count);
>  		return -EAGAIN;
>  	}
> -- 
> 2.24.1
> 

Tested at NXP imx8qm (ARM64) platform, it fixes mmap issue for using
libusb.

I am not sure if it covers all use cases at hcd_buffer_alloc.

-- 

Thanks,
Peter Chen

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