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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:15:19 +0800
From:   Feng Tang <feng.tang@...el.com>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...ux.intel.com>,
        Yinghai Lu <yinghai@...nel.org>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86, mm: Reserver some memory for bootmem allocator for
 NO_BOOTMEM

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 03:25:42PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
 
> And where is the problem? We know that we need the fixmap during early boot
> anyway, so allocating the PTE page statically and setting it up early
> enough is not really rocket science. No allocator required.

Further check shows the page table for fixmap is already setup in [-12M, -10M],
but fixmap's address space breaks the expection under certain kernel config.
So here is another fix, please review, thanks!

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>From f63e4e5c6166a2f8d13ad3142b7a49b2fd1f8edf Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Feng Tang <feng.tang@...el.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:48:21 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] x86, mm: Make the real fixmap address consistent

We hit a kernel panic when enabling earlycon for a platform, the
call trace is:

	  panic+0xd2/0x220
	  __alloc_bootmem+0x31/0x34
	  spp_getpage+0x60/0x8a
	  fill_pte+0x71/0x130
	  __set_pte_vaddr+0x1d/0x50
	  set_pte_vaddr+0x3c/0x60
	  __native_set_fixmap+0x23/0x30
	  native_set_fixmap+0x30/0x40
	  setup_earlycon+0x1e0/0x32f
	  param_setup_earlycon+0x13/0x22
	  do_early_param+0x5b/0x90
	  parse_args+0x1f7/0x300
	  parse_early_options+0x24/0x28
	  parse_early_param+0x65/0x73
	  setup_arch+0x31e/0x9f1
	  start_kernel+0x58/0x44e

This panic happens as the earlycon's fixmap address has no
pmd/pte ready, and __set_fixmap will try to allocate memory to
setup the page table, and trigger panic due to no memory.

x86 kernel actually prepares the page table for fixmap in head_64.S:

	NEXT_PAGE(level2_fixmap_pgt)
		.fill	506,8,0
		.quad	level1_fixmap_pgt - __START_KERNEL_map + _PAGE_TABLE_NOENC
		/* 8MB reserved for vsyscalls + a 2MB hole = 4 + 1 entries */
		.fill	5,8,0

and it expects the fixmap address is in [-12M, -10M] range, but
current code in fixmap.h will break the expectation when
X86_VSYSCALL_EMULATION=n

	#ifdef CONFIG_X86_VSYSCALL_EMULATION
		VSYSCALL_PAGE = (FIXADDR_TOP - VSYSCALL_ADDR) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
	#endif

So removing the "#ifdef" will make the fixmap address space stable in
[-12M, -10M] and fix the issue.

Signed-off-by: Feng Tang <feng.tang@...el.com>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h
index e203169931c7..fcf27171f493 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h
@@ -67,9 +67,7 @@ enum fixed_addresses {
 #ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
 	FIX_HOLE,
 #else
-#ifdef CONFIG_X86_VSYSCALL_EMULATION
 	VSYSCALL_PAGE = (FIXADDR_TOP - VSYSCALL_ADDR) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
-#endif
 #endif
 	FIX_DBGP_BASE,
 	FIX_EARLYCON_MEM_BASE,
-- 
2.14.1

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