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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/2] mm/page_alloc: fix and rework pfn handling in memmap_init_zone()
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On 04.02.20 00:17, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 1:44 PM David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Am 03.02.2020 um 22:35 schrieb Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 6:40 AM David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Let's update the pfn manually whenever we continue the loop. This makes
>>>> the code easier to read but also less error prone (and we can directly
>>>> fix one issue).
>>>>
>>>> When overlap_memmap_init() returns true, pfn is updated to
>>>> "memblock_region_memory_end_pfn(r)". So it already points at the *next*
>>>> pfn to process. Incrementing the pfn another time is wrong, we might
>>>> leave one uninitialized. I spotted this by inspecting the code, so I have
>>>> no idea if this is relevant in practise (with kernelcore=mirror).
>>>>
>>>> Fixes: a9a9e77fbf27 ("mm: move mirrored memory specific code outside of memmap_init_zone")
>>>> Cc: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@oracle.com>
>>>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>>>> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
>>>> Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
>>>> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>
>>>> Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> mm/page_alloc.c | 9 ++++++---
>>>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
>>>> index a41bd7341de1..a92791512077 100644
>>>> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
>>>> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
>>>> @@ -5905,18 +5905,20 @@ void __meminit memmap_init_zone(unsigned long size, int nid, unsigned long zone,
>>>> }
>>>> #endif
>>>>
>>>> - for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn < end_pfn; pfn++) {
>>>> + for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn < end_pfn; ) {
>>>> /*
>>>> * There can be holes in boot-time mem_map[]s handed to this
>>>> * function. They do not exist on hotplugged memory.
>>>> */
>>>> if (context == MEMMAP_EARLY) {
>>>> if (!early_pfn_valid(pfn)) {
>>>> - pfn = next_pfn(pfn) - 1;
>>>> + pfn = next_pfn(pfn);
>>>> continue;
>>>> }
>>>> - if (!early_pfn_in_nid(pfn, nid))
>>>> + if (!early_pfn_in_nid(pfn, nid)) {
>>>> + pfn++;
>>>> continue;
>>>> + }
>>>> if (overlap_memmap_init(zone, &pfn))
>>>> continue;
>>>> if (defer_init(nid, pfn, end_pfn))
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure this is a bit broken. The overlap_memmap_init is going
>>> to return memblock_region_memory_end_pfn instead of the start of the
>>> next region. I think that is going to stick you in a mirrored region
>>> without advancing in that case. You would also need to have that case
>>> do a pfn++ before the continue;
>>
>> Thanks for having a look.
>>
>> Did you read the description regarding this change?
>
> Actually I hadn't read it all that closely, so my bad on that. The
> part that had caught my attention though was that
> memblock_region_memory_end is using PFN_DOWN to identify the end of
> the memory region, Given that we probably shouldn't be messing with
> the PFNs that may contain any of this memory it might make more sense
> to use memblock_region_reserved_end_pfn which uses PFN_UP so that we
> exclude all memory that is in the mirrored region just in case
> something doesn't end on a PFN aligned boundary.
>
> If we know that the mirrored region is going to always be page size
> aligned then I guess you are good to go. That was the only thing I
> wasn't sure about.

I think we can safely assume this for now. But I *think* we are fine
either way:

We are using memblock_region_memory_end() in all cases I spotted
(especially consistently in overlap_memmap_init()) - so there is never a
mis-match that could result in an endless loop.

Anyhow, having mirrored sub-page regions would be weird either way :)
(just like any zone that would end on sub-pages)

>
> Reviewed-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
>

Thanks!

--
Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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