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Date:   Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:47:42 +0100
From:   Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
To:     Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@...linux.org.uk>
Cc:     Mike Rapoport <rppt@...nel.org>,
        Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        linux-xtensa@...ux-xtensa.org, Chris Zankel <chris@...kel.net>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org>,
        Max Filippov <jcmvbkbc@...il.com>,
        Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ARM, xtensa: highmem: avoid clobbering non-page aligned
 memory reservations

On Sat, 31 Oct 2020 at 11:33, Russell King - ARM Linux admin
<linux@...linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:43:45AM +0200, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> > From: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
> >
> > free_highpages() iterates over the free memblock regions in high
> > memory, and marks each page as available for the memory management
> > system.
> >
> > Until commit cddb5ddf2b76 ("arm, xtensa: simplify initialization of
> > high memory pages") it rounded beginning of each region upwards and end of
> > each region downwards.
> >
> > However, after that commit free_highmem() rounds the beginning and end of
> > each region downwards, and we may end up freeing a page that is
> > memblock_reserve()d, resulting in memory corruption.
> >
> > Restore the original rounding of the region boundaries to avoid freeing
> > reserved pages.
> >
> > Fixes: cddb5ddf2b76 ("arm, xtensa: simplify initialization of high memory pages")
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20201029110334.4118-1-ardb@kernel.org/
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
> > Co-developed-by:  Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.ibm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.ibm.com>
> > ---
> >
> > Max, Russell,
> >
> > Please let me know how do you prefer to take it upstream.
> > If needed this can go via memblock tree.
> >
> > v2: fix words order in the commit message
>
> I really don't understand what is going on here; there seems to be a
> total disconnect of communication between yourself and Ard. Ard has
> already submitted a different patch for this to the patch system
> already, sent yesterday.
>
> https://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/viewpatch.php?id=9021/1
>
> Please discuss between yourselves how you want to solve the problem,
> and then submit an agreed and tested patch to those of us upstream;
> please don't make it for those upstream to pick one of your patches
> as you are at present.
>

Apologies for creating this confusion. I posted a patch and dropped it
into the patch system when I found the bug.

However, only when Florian asked about a 'fixes' tag, I went back to
the history, and realized that the issue was introduced by Mike during
the most recent merge window, and affects xtensa as well.

I don't have a preference which patch gets applied, though, so please
indicate your preference, and we will adapt accordingly.


> >
> >  arch/arm/mm/init.c    | 4 ++--
> >  arch/xtensa/mm/init.c | 4 ++--
> >  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/init.c b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> > index d57112a276f5..c23dbf8bebee 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> > @@ -354,8 +354,8 @@ static void __init free_highpages(void)
> >       /* set highmem page free */
> >       for_each_free_mem_range(i, NUMA_NO_NODE, MEMBLOCK_NONE,
> >                               &range_start, &range_end, NULL) {
> > -             unsigned long start = PHYS_PFN(range_start);
> > -             unsigned long end = PHYS_PFN(range_end);
> > +             unsigned long start = PFN_UP(range_start);
> > +             unsigned long end = PFN_DOWN(range_end);
> >
> >               /* Ignore complete lowmem entries */
> >               if (end <= max_low)
> > diff --git a/arch/xtensa/mm/init.c b/arch/xtensa/mm/init.c
> > index c6fc83efee0c..8731b7ad9308 100644
> > --- a/arch/xtensa/mm/init.c
> > +++ b/arch/xtensa/mm/init.c
> > @@ -89,8 +89,8 @@ static void __init free_highpages(void)
> >       /* set highmem page free */
> >       for_each_free_mem_range(i, NUMA_NO_NODE, MEMBLOCK_NONE,
> >                               &range_start, &range_end, NULL) {
> > -             unsigned long start = PHYS_PFN(range_start);
> > -             unsigned long end = PHYS_PFN(range_end);
> > +             unsigned long start = PFN_UP(range_start);
> > +             unsigned long end = PFN_DOWN(range_end);
> >
> >               /* Ignore complete lowmem entries */
> >               if (end <= max_low)
> > --
> > 2.28.0
> >
> >
>
> --
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