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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 1/5] iommu: Return -EMEDIUMTYPE for incompatible domain and device/group
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> From: Yong Wu
> Sent: Friday, June 24, 2022 1:39 PM
>
> On Thu, 2022-06-23 at 19:44 -0700, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 09:35:49AM +0800, Baolu Lu wrote:
> > > External email: Use caution opening links or attachments
> > >
> > >
> > > On 2022/6/24 04:00, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/iommu/mtk_iommu_v1.c
> > > > b/drivers/iommu/mtk_iommu_v1.c
> > > > index e1cb51b9866c..5386d889429d 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/iommu/mtk_iommu_v1.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/iommu/mtk_iommu_v1.c
> > > > @@ -304,7 +304,7 @@ static int mtk_iommu_v1_attach_device(struct
> > > > iommu_domain *domain, struct device
> > > > /* Only allow the domain created internally. */
> > > > mtk_mapping = data->mapping;
> > > > if (mtk_mapping->domain != domain)
> > > > - return 0;
> > > > + return -EMEDIUMTYPE;
> > > >
> > > > if (!data->m4u_dom) {
> > > > data->m4u_dom = dom;
> > >
> > > This change looks odd. It turns the return value from success to
> > > failure. Is it a bug? If so, it should go through a separated fix
> > > patch.
>
> Thanks for the review:)
>
> >
> > Makes sense.
> >
> > I read the commit log of the original change:
> >
> https://lore.kernel.org/r/1589530123-30240-1-git-send-email-
> yong.wu@mediatek.com
> >
> > It doesn't seem to allow devices to get attached to different
> > domains other than the shared mapping->domain, created in the
> > in the mtk_iommu_probe_device(). So it looks like returning 0
> > is intentional. Though I am still very confused by this return
> > value here, I doubt it has ever been used in a VFIO context.
>
> It's not used in VFIO context. "return 0" just satisfy the iommu
> framework to go ahead. and yes, here we only allow the shared "mapping-
> >domain" (All the devices share a domain created internally).
>
> thus I think we should still keep "return 0" here.
>

What prevent this driver from being used in VFIO context?

and why would we want to go ahead when an obvious error occurs
i.e. when a device is attached to an unexpected domain?

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