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SubjectRe: [PATCH][v8] PM / hibernate: Verify the consistent of e820 memory map by md5 value
On Mon 2016-08-29 00:35:40, Chen Yu wrote:
> On some platforms, there is occasional panic triggered when trying to
> resume from hibernation, a typical panic looks like:
> "BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff880085894000
> IP: [<ffffffff810c5dc2>] load_image_lzo+0x8c2/0xe70"
> This is because e820 map has been changed by BIOS across
> hibernation, and one of the page frames from first kernel
> is right located in second kernel's unmapped region, so panic
> comes out when accessing unmapped kernel address.
> In order to expose this issue earlier, the md5 hash of e820 map
> is passed from suspend kernel to resume kernel, and the system will
> trigger panic once it finds the md5 value of previous kernel is not
> the same as current resume kernel.
> Note:
> 1. Without this patch applied, it is possible that BIOS has
> provided an inconsistent memory map, but the resume kernel is still
> able to restore the image anyway(e.g., E820_RAM region is the subset
> of the previous one), although the system might be unstable. So this
> patch tries to treat any inconsistent e820 as illegal.
> 2. Another case is, this patch replies on comparing the e820_saved, but
> currently the e820_save might not be strictly the same across
> hibernation, even if BIOS has provided consistent e820 map - In
> theory mptable might modify the BIOS-provided e820_saved dynamically
> in early_reserve_e820_mpc_new, which would allocate a buffer from
> E820_RAM, and marks it from E820_RAM to E820_RESERVED).
> This is a potential and rare case we need to deal with in OS in
> the future.
> Suggested-by: Pavel Machek <>
> Suggested-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> Cc: Lee, Chun-Yi <>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
> Signed-off-by: Chen Yu <>

Acked-by: Pavel Machek <>

You might want to verify that panic is actually visible on affected
platform. Thanks for your patience ;-).

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