cdevpriv and mmap(2)

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Sun Sep 14 17:48:09 UTC 2008

When implementing cdevpriv, I completeley missed the support for
d_mmap() driver method. This method is called by the kernel (at least)
twice: one time to validate the mmaped region and protection mode (see
vm/device_pager.c:dev_pager_alloc()), and second time to obtain the
physical address when serving page fault (see dev_pager_getpages()).

Support for cdevpriv for the first call(s) is trivial, and is
implemented by the patch below. Second calls are much harder and
essentially require attaching cdevpriv bookkeeping data to the struct
vm_map_entry. In fact, I am not sure whether this support for the second
time calls is needed at all in real usage.

I Cc:ed people that pointed me to the issue, please evaluate the
patch against your needs. I think I will commit it shortly after your
feedback. On the other hand, I would think about implementing full
support for d_mmap only if actually needed.

Thanks !

diff --git a/sys/vm/vm_mmap.c b/sys/vm/vm_mmap.c
index 7e6b04f..c3f08b0 100644
--- a/sys/vm/vm_mmap.c
+++ b/sys/vm/vm_mmap.c
@@ -391,8 +391,10 @@ map:
 		goto done;
+	td->td_fpop = fp;
 	error = vm_mmap(&vms->vm_map, &addr, size, prot, maxprot,
 	    flags, handle_type, handle, pos);
+	td->td_fpop = NULL;
 	/* inform hwpmc(4) if an executable is being mapped */
 	if (error == 0 && handle_type == OBJT_VNODE &&
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