[RFC 2/4] media: videobuf2: Replace bufs array by a list

Nicolas Dufresne nicolas.dufresne at collabora.com
Wed Mar 15 06:57:51 PDT 2023

Le lundi 13 mars 2023 à 20:11 +0200, Laurent Pinchart a écrit :
> > -	/* Ensure that q->num_buffers+num_buffers is below VB2_MAX_FRAME */
> > -	num_buffers = min_t(unsigned int, num_buffers,
> > -			    VB2_MAX_FRAME - q->num_buffers);
> > -
> We can indeed drop this check now, but shouldn't we introduce some kind
> of resource accounting and limitation ? Otherwise any unpriviledged
> userspace will be able to starve system memory. This could be
> implemented on top, as the problem largely exists today already, but I'd
> like to at least record this in a TODO comment.

The current limit already isn't work for resource accounting and limitation for
m2m drivers. You can open a device, allocate 32 buffers, and close that device
keeping the memory around. And redo this process as many times as you want.

A TODO is most appropriate, but I would prefer to see this done at a memory
layer level (rather then v4l2 specific), so that limits and accounting works
with containers and other sandboxes.

> I also wonder if we should still limit the number of allocated buffers.
> The limit could be large, for instance 1024 buffers, and it would be an
> in-kernel limit that could be increased later if needed. I'm concerned
> that dropping the limit completely will allow userspace to request
> UINT_MAX buffers, which may cause integer overflows somewhere. Limiting
> the number of buffers would avoid extensive review of all the code that
> deals with counting buffers.

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