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From: Julian Stecklina <>
Subject: [PATCH] vfio, iommu: Fixed interaction of VFIO_IOMMU_MAP_DMA with IOMMU address limits

The BUG_ON in drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c:785 can be triggered from userspace via
VFIO by calling the VFIO_IOMMU_MAP_DMA ioctl on a vfio device with any address
beyond the addressing capabilities of the IOMMU. The problem is that the ioctl code
calls iommu_iova_to_phys before it calls iommu_map. iommu_map handles the case that
it gets addresses beyond the addressing capabilities of its IOMMU.
intel_iommu_iova_to_phys does not.

This patch fixes iommu_iova_to_phys to return NULL for addresses beyond what the
IOMMU can handle. This in turn causes the ioctl call to fail in iommu_map and
(correctly) return EFAULT to the user with a helpful warning message in the kernel

Signed-off-by: Julian Stecklina <>
 drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c b/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c
index eec0d3e..61303db 100644
--- a/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c
+++ b/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c
@@ -782,7 +782,11 @@ static struct dma_pte *pfn_to_dma_pte(struct dmar_domain *domain,
 	int offset;
-	BUG_ON(addr_width < BITS_PER_LONG && pfn >> addr_width);
+	if (addr_width < BITS_PER_LONG && pfn >> addr_width)
+		/* Address beyond IOMMU's addressing capabilities. */
+		return NULL;
 	parent = domain->pgd;
 	while (level > 0) {