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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] vfio/pci: Remove console drivers
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Hi Alex

Am 06.06.22 um 19:53 schrieb Alex Williamson:
> Console drivers can create conflicts with PCI resources resulting in
> userspace getting mmap failures to memory BARs. This is especially evident
> when trying to re-use the system primary console for userspace drivers.
> Attempt to remove all nature of conflicting drivers as part of our VGA
> initialization.

First a dumb question about your use case. You want to assign a PCI
graphics card to a virtual machine and need to remove the generic driver
from the framebuffer?

>
> Reported-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
> Tested-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
> Suggested-by: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_core.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_core.c b/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_core.c
> index a0d69ddaf90d..e0cbcbc2aee1 100644
> --- a/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_core.c
> @@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
> #include <linux/device.h>
> #include <linux/eventfd.h>
> #include <linux/file.h>
> +#include <linux/fb.h>
> #include <linux/interrupt.h>
> #include <linux/iommu.h>
> #include <linux/module.h>
> @@ -29,6 +30,8 @@
>
> #include <linux/vfio_pci_core.h>
>
> +#include <drm/drm_aperture.h>
> +
> #define DRIVER_AUTHOR "Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>"
> #define DRIVER_DESC "core driver for VFIO based PCI devices"
>
> @@ -1793,6 +1796,20 @@ static int vfio_pci_vga_init(struct vfio_pci_core_device *vdev)
> if (!vfio_pci_is_vga(pdev))
> return 0;
>
> +#if IS_REACHABLE(CONFIG_DRM)
> + drm_aperture_detach_platform_drivers(pdev);
> +#endif
> +
> +#if IS_REACHABLE(CONFIG_FB)
> + ret = remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers(pdev, vdev->vdev.ops->name);
> + if (ret)
> + return ret;
> +#endif
> +
> + ret = vga_remove_vgacon(pdev);
> + if (ret)
> + return ret;
> +

You shouldn't have to copy any of the implementation of the aperture
helpers.

If you call drm_aperture_remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers() it should
work correctly. The only reason why it requires a DRM driver structure
as second argument is for the driver's name. [1] And that name is only
used for printing an info message. [2]

The plan forward would be to drop patch 1 entirely.

For patch 2, the most trivial workaround is to instanciate struct
drm_driver here and set the name field to 'vdev->vdev.ops->name'. In the
longer term, the aperture helpers will be moved out of DRM and into a
more prominent location. That workaround will be cleaned up then.

Alternatively, drm_aperture_remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers() could
be changed to accept the name string as second argument, but that's
quite a bit of churn within the DRM code.

Best regards
Thomas

[1]
https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.18.2/source/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_aperture.c#L347
[2]
https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.18.2/source/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c#L1570


> ret = vga_client_register(pdev, vfio_pci_set_decode);
> if (ret)
> return ret;
>
>

--
Thomas Zimmermann
Graphics Driver Developer
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
(HRB 36809, AG Nürnberg)
Geschäftsführer: Ivo Totev
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