[Intel-wired-lan] igb driver can cause cache invalidation of non-owned memory?
davem at davemloft.net
Mon Oct 10 11:57:31 UTC 2016
From: Nikita Yushchenko <nikita.yoush at cogentembedded.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:51:28 +0300
> Hmm... I'm not about device writing to memory.
This absolutely is about whether the device wrote into the
area or not.
> Sequence in igb driver is:
> <device writes here>
> skb_add_rx_frag(skb, half_page);
> What I'm concerned about is - same area is first passed up to network
> stack, and _later_ dma_unmap()ed. Is this indeed safe?
dma_unmap() should never write anything unless the device has
meanwhile written to that chunk of memory.
If the device made no intervening writes into the area, dma_unmap()
should not cause any data to be written to that area, period.
In your example above, consider the case where the device never
writes into the memory area after sync_to_cpu(). In that case
there is nothing that dma_unmap() can possibly write. All the
data has been synced, and no device writes into the memory are
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