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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:14:12 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Dan Williams <>
Subject: [PATCH 5.0 033/238] libnvdimm/pmem: Honor force_raw for legacy pmem regions

5.0-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dan Williams <>

commit fa7d2e639cd90442d868dfc6ca1d4cc9d8bf206e upstream.

For recovery, where non-dax access is needed to a given physical address
range, and testing, allow the 'force_raw' attribute to override the
default establishment of a dev_pagemap.

Otherwise without this capability it is possible to end up with a
namespace that can not be activated due to corrupted info-block, and one
that can not be repaired due to a section collision.

Cc: <>
Fixes: 004f1afbe199 ("libnvdimm, pmem: direct map legacy pmem by default")
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 drivers/nvdimm/namespace_devs.c |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/nvdimm/namespace_devs.c
+++ b/drivers/nvdimm/namespace_devs.c
@@ -138,6 +138,7 @@ bool nd_is_uuid_unique(struct device *de
 bool pmem_should_map_pages(struct device *dev)
 	struct nd_region *nd_region = to_nd_region(dev->parent);
+	struct nd_namespace_common *ndns = to_ndns(dev);
 	struct nd_namespace_io *nsio;
@@ -149,6 +150,9 @@ bool pmem_should_map_pages(struct device
 	if (is_nd_pfn(dev) || is_nd_btt(dev))
 		return false;
+	if (ndns->force_raw)
+		return false;
 	nsio = to_nd_namespace_io(dev);
 	if (region_intersects(nsio->res.start, resource_size(&nsio->res),

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