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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 19/21] treewide: add checks for the return value of memblock_alloc*()
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Le 31/01/2019 à 07:41, Mike Rapoport a écrit :
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 07:07:46AM +0100, Christophe Leroy wrote:
>>
>>
>> Le 21/01/2019 à 09:04, Mike Rapoport a écrit :
>>> Add check for the return value of memblock_alloc*() functions and call
>>> panic() in case of error.
>>> The panic message repeats the one used by panicing memblock allocators with
>>> adjustment of parameters to include only relevant ones.
>>>
>>> The replacement was mostly automated with semantic patches like the one
>>> below with manual massaging of format strings.
>>>
>>> @@
>>> expression ptr, size, align;
>>> @@
>>> ptr = memblock_alloc(size, align);
>>> + if (!ptr)
>>> + panic("%s: Failed to allocate %lu bytes align=0x%lx\n", __func__,
>>> size, align);
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
>>> Reviewed-by: Guo Ren <ren_guo@c-sky.com> # c-sky
>>> Acked-by: Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com> # MIPS
>>> Acked-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> # s390
>>> Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com> # Xen
>>> ---
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> diff --git a/mm/sparse.c b/mm/sparse.c
>>> index 7ea5dc6..ad94242 100644
>>> --- a/mm/sparse.c
>>> +++ b/mm/sparse.c
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> @@ -425,6 +436,10 @@ static void __init sparse_buffer_init(unsigned long size, int nid)
>>> memblock_alloc_try_nid_raw(size, PAGE_SIZE,
>>> __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS),
>>> MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ACCESSIBLE, nid);
>>> + if (!sparsemap_buf)
>>> + panic("%s: Failed to allocate %lu bytes align=0x%lx nid=%d from=%lx\n",
>>> + __func__, size, PAGE_SIZE, nid, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS));
>>> +
>>
>> memblock_alloc_try_nid_raw() does not panic (help explicitly says: Does not
>> zero allocated memory, does not panic if request cannot be satisfied.).
>
> "Does not panic" does not mean it always succeeds.

I agree, but at least here you are changing the behaviour by making it
panic explicitly. Are we sure there are not cases where the system could
just continue functionning ? Maybe a WARN_ON() would be enough there ?

Christophe

>
>> Stephen Rothwell reports a boot failure due to this change.
>
> Please see my reply on that thread.
>
>> Christophe
>>
>>> sparsemap_buf_end = sparsemap_buf + size;
>>> }
>>>
>>
>

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