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Date:   Sat, 09 May 2020 12:00:57 +0200
From:   Thomas Gleixner <>
To:     Greg KH <>,
        syzbot <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: WARNING in memtype_reserve

Greg KH <> writes:
> On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 12:20:14AM -0700, syzbot wrote:
>> memtype_reserve failed: [mem 0xffffffffff000-0x00008fff], req write-back
>> WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 7025 at arch/x86/mm/pat/memtype.c:589 memtype_reserve+0x69f/0x820 arch/x86/mm/pat/memtype.c:589
> So should memtype_reserve() not do a WARN if given invalid parameters as
> it can be triggered by userspace requests?
> A normal "invalid request" debug line is probably all that is needed,
> right?

I disagree. The callsite espcially if user space triggerable should not
attempt to ask for a reservation where start > end:

  >> memtype_reserve failed: [mem 0xffffffffff000-0x00008fff], req write-back

The real question is which part of the call chain is responsible for
this. That needs to be fixed.



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