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Subject[PATCH 0/4][diskdump] x86-64 support
Hi all,

Here is the latest diskdump patch for kernel 2.6.8.1.

- Supports x86_64
- Fix bug of Fusion-MPT scsi driver patch
- Add new functions for finding ram area

Source code can be downloaded from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lkdump


When I tested diskdump on x86-64 machine, I found that memory dump of
the following two areas failed.

1) 04000000 - 07ffffff
2) around last two page
Memory dump of the area 2) failed because page->flag was broken.
So I compare PFN to page_to_pfn(pfn_to_page(PFN)) and skip this PFN
if these value is different.

page = pfn_to_page(nr);
if (nr != page_to_pfn(page)) {
/* page_to_pfn() is called from kmap_atomic().
* If page->flag is broken, it specified a wrong
* zone and it causes kmap_atomic() fail.
*/
Err("Bad page. PFN %lu flags %lx\n",
nr, (unsigned long)page->flags);
memset(scratch + blk_in_chunk * PAGE_SIZE, 0,
PAGE_SIZE);
sprintf(scratch + blk_in_chunk * PAGE_SIZE,
"Bad page. PFN %lu flags %lx\n",
nr, (unsigned long)page->flags);
goto write;
}

Memory dump of the area 1) failed because this area was not mapped to
vaddr. Diskdump checks page using page_is_ram() and maps it using
kmap_atomic(). In the area 1), both page_is_ram() and kmap_atomic()
return true, but page is not attached to the page table.

I think this area is AGP Aperture. I found this message in the dmesg.

PCI-DMA: Disabling AGP.
PCI-DMA: aperture base @ 4000000 size 65536 KB
PCI-DMA: Reserving 64MB of IOMMU area in the AGP aperture
To resolve this problem, I check page using kern_addr_valid() before
kmap_atomic().

if (!kern_addr_valid((unsigned long)pfn_to_kaddr(nr))) {
memset(scratch + blk_in_chunk * PAGE_SIZE, 0,
PAGE_SIZE);
sprintf(scratch + blk_in_chunk * PAGE_SIZE,
"Unmapped page. PFN %lu\n", nr);
goto write;
}
kaddr = kmap_atomic(page, KM_CRASHDUMP);
memcpy(scratch + blk_in_chunk * PAGE_SIZE, kaddr, PAGE_SIZE);
kunmap_atomic(kaddr, KM_CRASHDUMP);

write:


Now diskdump seems to work correctly. But I am not sure these method is
right. Please let me know if there are better methods.

Best Regards,
Takao Indoh
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