Re: [PATCH 09/16] dma-debug: add checking for map/unmap_page/single

From: Joerg Roedel
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 05:28:44 EST

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 01:17:32AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 19 January 2009, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > Impact: add debug callbacks for dma_{un}map_[page|single]
> In the discussion about "[PATCH] usb/mcs7830: Don't use buffers from
> stack for USB transfers", I have raised the question of whether we can
> add a check for the DMA address being on the stack, I guess this would
> be the right place for it.
> Maybe you can add another check like:
> WARN_ON(is_kernel_stack(page_to_virt(page)));

Good idea. This would be the right place for such a check.

> Unfortunately, I can't think of a way to define a generic is_kernel_stack
> function. On most architectures (all that put thread_info at the top of the
> stack), something like this should work:
> #ifndef is_kernel_stack
> static inline int is_kernel_stack(void *p)
> {
> return (unsigned long)p & ~(THREAD_SIZE - 1) == current_thread_info();
> }
> #endif

Hmm, this function is indeed required on all architectures. If you send
a patchset which adds it I will add the check for stack addresses to
this debugging code :)


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