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Date:   Sat, 1 Sep 2018 00:17:48 +0300
From:   Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:     Paul Burton <paul.burton@...s.com>
Cc:     Serge Semin <fancer.lancer@...il.com>,
        Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
        James Hogan <jhogan@...nel.org>,
        Huacai Chen <chenhc@...ote.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>, linux-mips@...ux-mips.org,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND] mips: switch to NO_BOOTMEM

Hi Paul,

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 02:48:57PM -0700, Paul Burton wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> 
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:59:35AM +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> > MIPS already has memblock support and all the memory is already registered
> > with it.
> > 
> > This patch replaces bootmem memory reservations with memblock ones and
> > removes the bootmem initialization.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > 
> >  arch/mips/Kconfig                      |  1 +
> >  arch/mips/kernel/setup.c               | 89 +++++-----------------------------
> >  arch/mips/loongson64/loongson-3/numa.c | 34 ++++++-------
> >  arch/mips/sgi-ip27/ip27-memory.c       | 11 ++---
> >  4 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 102 deletions(-)
> 
> Thanks for working on this. Unfortunately it breaks boot for at least a
> 32r6el_defconfig kernel on QEMU:
> 
>   $ qemu-system-mips64el \
>     -M boston \
>     -kernel arch/mips/boot/vmlinux.gz.itb \
>     -serial stdio \
>     -append "earlycon=uart8250,mmio32,0x17ffe000,115200 console=ttyS0,115200 debug memblock=debug mminit_loglevel=4"
>   [    0.000000] Linux version 4.19.0-rc1-00008-g82d0f342eecd (pburton@...rton-laptop) (gcc version 8.1.0 (GCC)) #23 SMP Thu Aug 30 14:38:06 PDT 2018
>   [    0.000000] CPU0 revision is: 0001a900 (MIPS I6400)
>   [    0.000000] FPU revision is: 20f30300
>   [    0.000000] MSA revision is: 00000300
>   [    0.000000] MIPS: machine is img,boston
>   [    0.000000] Determined physical RAM map:
>   [    0.000000]  memory: 10000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
>   [    0.000000]  memory: 30000000 @ 90000000 (usable)
>   [    0.000000] earlycon: uart8250 at MMIO32 0x17ffe000 (options '115200')
>   [    0.000000] bootconsole [uart8250] enabled
>   [    0.000000] memblock_reserve: [0x00000000-0x009a8fff] setup_arch+0x224/0x718
>   [    0.000000] memblock_reserve: [0x01360000-0x01361ca7] setup_arch+0x3d8/0x718
>   [    0.000000] Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
>   [    0.000000] memblock_virt_alloc_try_nid: 7336 bytes align=0x40 nid=-1 from=0x00000000 max_addr=0x00000000 early_init_dt_alloc_memory_arch+0x20/0x2c
>   [    0.000000] memblock_reserve: [0xbfffe340-0xbfffffe7] memblock_virt_alloc_internal+0x120/0x1ec
>   <hang>
> 
> It looks like we took a TLB store exception after calling memset() with
> a bogus address from memblock_virt_alloc_try_nid() or something inlined
> into it.

Memblock tries to allocate from the top and the resulting address ends up
in the high memory. 

With the hunk below I was able to get to "VFS: Cannot open root device"

diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
index 4114d3c..4a9b0f7 100644
--- a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
@@ -577,6 +577,8 @@ static void __init bootmem_init(void)
         * Reserve initrd memory if needed.
         */
        finalize_initrd();
+
+       memblock_set_bottom_up(true);
 }
 
 #endif /* CONFIG_SGI_IP27 */
 
> This was with your patch applied atop the mips-next branch from [1],
> which is currently at commit 35d017947401 ("MIPS: ralink: Add rt3352
> SPI_CS1 pinmux").
> 
> Thanks,
>     Paul
> 
> [1] git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mips/linux.git
> 

-- 
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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