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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:18:58 +0200
From:	Oded Gabbay <oded.gabbay@....com>
To:	Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
	Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@...il.com>
CC:	<rusty@...tcorp.com.au>, Dana Elifaz <Dana.Elifaz@....com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Maling list - DRI developers 
	<dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
	Alexander Deucher <Alexander.Deucher@....com>,
	LKP ML <lkp@...org>
Subject: Re: [LKP] [PATCH] drm/radeon: Try to init amdkfd only if 64 bit kernel



On 12/22/2014 09:00 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:49:40AM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 11:58:43AM -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:11 AM, Oded Gabbay <oded.gabbay@....com> wrote:
>>>> amdkfd driver can be compiled only in 64-bit kernel. Therefore, there is no
>>>> point in trying to initialize amdkfd in 32-bit kernel.
>>>>
>>>> In addition, in case of specific configuration of 32-bit kernel, no modules and
>>>> random kernel base, the symbol_request function doesn't work as expected - It
>>>> doesn't return NULL if the symbol doesn't exists. That makes the kernel panic.
>>>> Therefore, the as amdkfd doesn't compile in 32-bit kernel, the best way is just
>>>> to return false immediately.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Oded Gabbay <oded.gabbay@....com>
>>>
>>> Reviewed-by: Alex Deucher <alexander.deucher@....com>
>>
>> Sorry but the patch is just bogus. X-bit only code is usually
>> a very bad sign for the code. This is not windows programing after all.
Hi Andi,

Strange, I have never programmed for Windows in my life (except maybe in a
few courses during my degree) :)
>>
>> Even if you wanted to do a 64bit only driver -- which
>> you probably don't -- the standard way would be to exclude
>> it in Kconfig.
So amdkfd actually *only* supports 64bit user processes, because AMD's HSA
stack on Linux supports *only* 64bit user processes. So, yes, I definitely
want to do a 64bit only driver.
If you look at kfd_open(), it fails the open of /dev/kfd if the process is
32bit.
In addition, in Kconfig of amdkfd, it is written:
"depends on DRM_RADEON && AMD_IOMMU_V2 && X86_64"

The problem here is that there is code in radeon, which is a driver that can
compile in 32bit, which tries to load amdkfd. I didn't see a point in trying
to load a driver which can't be compiled in 32bit.

>>
>> Please root-cause why symbol_request doesn't work on 32bit
>> and fix it properly.
I didn't say it doesn't always work.
The actual thing that doesn't work is the define symbol_get and only in a
specific case of 32bit kernel AND CONFIG_MODULES is unset AND
CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE is set.
The define in that case is:
#define symbol_get(x) ({ extern typeof(x) x __attribute__((weak)); &(x); })

Why it doesn't work (doesn't return NULL when symbol doesn't exists) ?
I don't know, probably because of some elf/makefile/c language magic. I'm
not that big of an expert on those issues, and I wanted to provide a fix for
this problem during the -rc stages. If someone can help me solving the root
cause, I would be more than happy.

	Oded
>>
>> +rusty.
> 
> And also with correct email.
> 
> -Andi
> 
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