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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:03:52 +0800
From:	Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@...wei.com>
To:	tangchen <tangchen@...fujitsu.com>
CC:	<akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, <santosh.shilimkar@...com>,
	<grygorii.strashko@...com>, <phacht@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	<yinghai@...nel.org>, <fabf@...net.be>,
	<Emilian.Medve@...escale.com>, <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] memblock, memhotplug: Fix wrong type in memblock_find_in_range_node().

On 2014/8/10 14:14, tangchen wrote:

> Sorry, add Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@...wei.com>
> 
> On 08/10/2014 02:12 PM, Tang Chen wrote:
>> In memblock_find_in_range_node(), we defeind ret as int. But it shoule
>> be phys_addr_t because it is used to store the return value from
>> __memblock_find_range_bottom_up().
>>
>> The bug has not been triggered because when allocating low memory near
>> the kernel end, the "int ret" won't turn out to be minus. When we started
>> to allocate memory on other nodes, and the "int ret" could be minus.
>> Then the kernel will panic.
>>
>> A simple way to reproduce this: comment out the following code in numa_init(),
>>
>>          memblock_set_bottom_up(false);
>>
>> and the kernel won't boot.
>>
>> Reported-by: Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@...wei.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Tang Chen <tangchen@...fujitsu.com>
>> ---
>>   mm/memblock.c | 3 +--
>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/memblock.c b/mm/memblock.c
>> index 6d2f219..70fad0c 100644
>> --- a/mm/memblock.c
>> +++ b/mm/memblock.c
>> @@ -192,8 +192,7 @@ phys_addr_t __init_memblock memblock_find_in_range_node(phys_addr_t size,
>>                       phys_addr_t align, phys_addr_t start,
>>                       phys_addr_t end, int nid)
>>   {
>> -    int ret;
>> -    phys_addr_t kernel_end;
>> +    phys_addr_t kernel_end, ret;
>>         /* pump up @end */
>>       if (end == MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ACCESSIBLE)
> 
> 

Hi, Tang Chen

It is OK now.

Tested-by: Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@...wei.com>

> .
> 



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