drm/nouveau: add kconfig option to turn off nouveau legacy contexts. (v3) [Linux 4.19.53]

drm/nouveau: add kconfig option to turn off nouveau legacy contexts. (v3) [Linux 4.19.53]

This Linux kernel change "drm/nouveau: add kconfig option to turn off nouveau legacy contexts. (v3)" is included in the Linux 4.19.53 release. This change is authored by Dave Airlie <airlied [at] redhat.com> on Thu Apr 18 16:45:15 2019 +1000. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is d54e1b8 (patch) which is from upstream commit b30a43a. The same Linux upstream change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find all Linux releases containing changes from upstream b30a43a.

drm/nouveau: add kconfig option to turn off nouveau legacy contexts. (v3)

commit b30a43ac7132cdda833ac4b13dd1ebd35ace14b7 upstream.

There was a nouveau DDX that relied on legacy context ioctls to work,
but we fixed it years ago, give distros that have a modern DDX the
option to break the uAPI and close the mess of holes that legacy
context support is.

Full context of the story:

commit 0e975980d435d58df2d430d688b8c18778b42218
Author: Peter Antoine <peter.antoine@intel.com>
Date:   Tue Jun 23 08:18:49 2015 +0100

    drm: Turn off Legacy Context Functions

    The context functions are not used by the i915 driver and should not
    be used by modeset drivers. These driver functions contain several bugs
    and security holes. This change makes these functions optional can be
    turned on by a setting, they are turned off by default for modeset
    driver with the exception of the nouvea driver that may require them with
    an old version of libdrm.

    The previous attempt was

    commit 7c510133d93dd6f15ca040733ba7b2891ed61fd1
    Author: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
    Date:   Thu Aug 8 15:41:21 2013 +0200

        drm: mark context support as a legacy subsystem

    but this had to be reverted

    commit c21eb21cb50d58e7cbdcb8b9e7ff68b85cfa5095
    Author: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
    Date:   Fri Sep 20 08:32:59 2013 +1000

        Revert "drm: mark context support as a legacy subsystem"

    v2: remove returns from void function, and formatting (Daniel Vetter)

    - s/Nova/nouveau/ in the commit message, and add references to the
      previous attempts
    - drop the part touching the drm hw lock, that should be a separate

    Signed-off-by: Peter Antoine <peter.antoine@intel.com> (v2)
    Cc: Peter Antoine <peter.antoine@intel.com> (v2)
    Reviewed-by: Peter Antoine <peter.antoine@intel.com>
    Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>

v2: move DRM_VM dependency into legacy config.
v3: fix missing dep (kbuild robot)

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Reviewed-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

There are 20 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/Kconfig       | 13 ++++++++++++-
 drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_drm.c |  7 +++++--
 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/Kconfig b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/Kconfig
index 4b75ad40..00d9d77 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/Kconfig
@@ -16,10 +16,21 @@ config DRM_NOUVEAU
    select INPUT if ACPI && X86
    select THERMAL if ACPI && X86
    select ACPI_VIDEO if ACPI && X86
-   select DRM_VM
      Choose this option for open-source NVIDIA support.

+   bool "Nouveau legacy context support"
+   depends on DRM_NOUVEAU
+   select DRM_VM
+   default y
+   help
+     There was a version of the nouveau DDX that relied on legacy
+     ctx ioctls not erroring out. But that was back in time a long
+     ways, so offer a way to disable it now. For uapi compat with
+     old nouveau ddx this should be on by default, but modern distros
+     should consider turning it off.
    bool "Nouveau (NVIDIA) SoC GPUs"
    depends on DRM_NOUVEAU && ARCH_TEGRA
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_drm.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_drm.c
index 74d2283..2b7a54c 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_drm.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_drm.c
@@ -1015,8 +1015,11 @@ static int nouveau_drm_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 static struct drm_driver
 driver_stub = {
    .driver_features =
+       ,

    .load = nouveau_drm_load,
    .unload = nouveau_drm_unload,

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