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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.14 023/159] mm/sparsemem: Allocate mem_section at runtime for CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_EXTREME=y
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On Tue, 2018-01-09 at 03:13 +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>
> Mike, could you test this? (On top of the rest of the fixes.)

homer:..crash/2018-01-09-04:25 # ll
total 1863604
-rw------- 1 root root 66255 Jan 9 04:25 dmesg.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 182 Jan 9 04:25 README.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2818240 Jan 9 04:25 System.map-4.15.0.gb2cd1df-master
-rw------- 1 root root 1832914928 Jan 9 04:25 vmcore
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 72514993 Jan 9 04:25 vmlinux-4.15.0.gb2cd1df-master.gz

Yup, all better.

> Sorry for the mess.

(why, developers not installing shiny new bugs is a whole lot worse:)

> From 100fd567754f1457be94732046aefca204c842d2 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 02:55:47 +0300
> Subject: [PATCH] kdump: Write a correct address of mem_section into vmcoreinfo
>
> Depending on configuration mem_section can now be an array or a pointer
> to an array allocated dynamically. In most cases, we can continue to refer
> to it as 'mem_section' regardless of what it is.
>
> But there's one exception: '&mem_section' means "address of the array" if
> mem_section is an array, but if mem_section is a pointer, it would mean
> "address of the pointer".
>
> We've stepped onto this in kdump code. VMCOREINFO_SYMBOL(mem_section)
> writes down address of pointer into vmcoreinfo, not array as we wanted.
>
> Let's introduce VMCOREINFO_ARRAY() that would handle the situation
> correctly for both cases.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Fixes: 83e3c48729d9 ("mm/sparsemem: Allocate mem_section at runtime for CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_EXTREME=y")
> ---
> include/linux/crash_core.h | 2 ++
> kernel/crash_core.c | 2 +-
> 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/crash_core.h b/include/linux/crash_core.h
> index 06097ef30449..83ae04950269 100644
> --- a/include/linux/crash_core.h
> +++ b/include/linux/crash_core.h
> @@ -42,6 +42,8 @@ phys_addr_t paddr_vmcoreinfo_note(void);
> vmcoreinfo_append_str("PAGESIZE=%ld\n", value)
> #define VMCOREINFO_SYMBOL(name) \
> vmcoreinfo_append_str("SYMBOL(%s)=%lx\n", #name, (unsigned long)&name)
> +#define VMCOREINFO_ARRAY(name) \
> + vmcoreinfo_append_str("SYMBOL(%s)=%lx\n", #name, (unsigned long)name)
> #define VMCOREINFO_SIZE(name) \
> vmcoreinfo_append_str("SIZE(%s)=%lu\n", #name, \
> (unsigned long)sizeof(name))
> diff --git a/kernel/crash_core.c b/kernel/crash_core.c
> index b3663896278e..d4122a837477 100644
> --- a/kernel/crash_core.c
> +++ b/kernel/crash_core.c
> @@ -410,7 +410,7 @@ static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
> VMCOREINFO_SYMBOL(contig_page_data);
> #endif
> #ifdef CONFIG_SPARSEMEM
> - VMCOREINFO_SYMBOL(mem_section);
> + VMCOREINFO_ARRAY(mem_section);
> VMCOREINFO_LENGTH(mem_section, NR_SECTION_ROOTS);
> VMCOREINFO_STRUCT_SIZE(mem_section);
> VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(mem_section, section_mem_map);

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