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SubjectRe: linux-next: reservetop fix disables mem=

* Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > > > I find the "mem=" boot parameter disabled in today's linux-next:
> > > > reverting the tip commit below fixes that.
> > > >
> > > > Hugh
> > > >
> > > > From: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com>
> > > > Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:23:11 +0000 (+0800)
> > > > Subject: x86: Fix system crash when loading with "reservetop" parameter
> > > > X-Git-Url: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux%2Fkernel%2Fgit%2Fmingo%2Flinux-2.6-x86.git;a=commitdiff_plain;h=8126dec32738421afa362114337331337b4be17f
> > > >
> > > > x86: Fix system crash when loading with "reservetop" parameter
> > > >
> > > > The system will die if the kernel is booted with "reservetop"
> > > > parameter, in present code, parse "reservetop" parameter after
> > > > early_ioremap_init(), and some function still use
> > > > early_ioremap() after it.
> > > >
> > > > The problem is, "reservetop" parameter can modify
> > > > 'FIXADDR_TOP', then the virtual address got by early_ioremap()
> > > > is base on old 'FIXADDR_TOP', but the page mapping is base on
> > > > new 'FIXADDR_TOP', it will occur page fault, and the IDT is not
> > > > prepare yet, so, the system is dead.
> > > >
> > > > So, put parse_early_param() in the front of
> > > > early_ioremap_init() in this patch.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com>
> > > > Cc: yinghai@kernel.org
> > > > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > > > LKML-Reference: <4A8D402F.4080805@cn.fujitsu.com>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > > > ---
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> > > > index 63f32d2..02643cc 100644
> > > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> > > > @@ -711,6 +711,11 @@ void __init setup_arch(char **cmdline_p)
> > > > printk(KERN_INFO "Command line: %s\n", boot_command_line);
> > > > #endif
> > > >
> > > > + strlcpy(command_line, boot_command_line, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
> > > > + *cmdline_p = command_line;
> > > > +
> > > > + parse_early_param();
> > > > +
> > > > /* VMI may relocate the fixmap; do this before touching ioremap area */
> > > > vmi_init();
> > > >
> > > > @@ -793,11 +798,6 @@ void __init setup_arch(char **cmdline_p)
> > > > #endif
> > > > #endif
> > > >
> > > > - strlcpy(command_line, boot_command_line, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
> > > > - *cmdline_p = command_line;
> > > > -
> > > > - parse_early_param();
> > > > -
> > > > #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> > > > check_efer();
> > > > #endif
> > >
> > > yes, that patch will break other built-in command too.
> > >
> > > need drop that patch.
> >
> > done. Was nervous about the patch already:
>
> Somehow it seems to have undropped itself, so mem= stopped working
> again in recent mmotm/linux-next; and it looks like today the
> undropped patch has made its way to Linus - I've not built current git
> to check, but I think you'll find mem= is now broken there.

I thoroughly zapped it. Do you know about any commit ID where it snuck
in?

Ingo


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