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SubjectRe: [PATCH] init: Initialize jump labels before command line option parsing
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:44 PM Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:54:04 -0700 Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>
> > When a module option, or core kernel argument, toggles a static-key it
> > requires jump labels to be initialized early. While x86, PowerPC, and
> > ARM64 arrange for jump_label_init() to be called before parse_args(),
> > ARM does not.
> >
> > Kernel command line: rdinit=/sbin/init page_alloc.shuffle=1 panic=-1 console=ttyAMA0,115200 page_alloc.shuffle=1
> > ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at ./include/linux/jump_label.h:303
> > page_alloc_shuffle+0x12c/0x1ac
> > static_key_enable(): static key 'page_alloc_shuffle_key+0x0/0x4' used
> > before call to jump_label_init()
> > Modules linked in:
> > CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper Not tainted
> > 5.1.0-rc4-next-20190410-00003-g3367c36ce744 #1
> > Hardware name: ARM Integrator/CP (Device Tree)
> > [<c0011c68>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c000ec48>] (show_stack+0x10/0x18)
> > [<c000ec48>] (show_stack) from [<c07e9710>] (dump_stack+0x18/0x24)
> > [<c07e9710>] (dump_stack) from [<c001bb1c>] (__warn+0xe0/0x108)
> > [<c001bb1c>] (__warn) from [<c001bb88>] (warn_slowpath_fmt+0x44/0x6c)
> > [<c001bb88>] (warn_slowpath_fmt) from [<c0b0c4a8>]
> > (page_alloc_shuffle+0x12c/0x1ac)
> > [<c0b0c4a8>] (page_alloc_shuffle) from [<c0b0c550>] (shuffle_store+0x28/0x48)
> > [<c0b0c550>] (shuffle_store) from [<c003e6a0>] (parse_args+0x1f4/0x350)
> > [<c003e6a0>] (parse_args) from [<c0ac3c00>] (start_kernel+0x1c0/0x488)
> >
> > Move the fallback call to jump_label_init() to occur before
> > parse_args(). The redundant calls to jump_label_init() in other archs
> > are left intact in case they have static key toggling use cases that are
> > even earlier than option parsing.
>
> Has it been confirmed that this fixes
> mm-shuffle-initial-free-memory-to-improve-memory-side-cache-utilization.patch
> on beaglebone-black?

This only fixes dynamically enabling the shuffling on 32-bit ARM.
Guenter happened to run without the mm-only 'force-enable-always'
patch and when he went to use the command line option to enable it he
hit the jump-label warning.

The original beaglebone-black failure was something different and
avoided this case because the jump-label was never used.

I am otherwise unable to recreate the failure on either the original
failing -next, nor on v5.1-rc5 plus the latest state of the patches. I
need from someone who is actually still seeing the failure so they can
compare with the configuration that is working for me. For reference
that's the Yocto beaglebone-black defconfig:

https://github.com/jumpnow/meta-bbb/blob/thud/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-stable-5.0/beaglebone/defconfig

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