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    Subject[34-longterm 030/209] hpet: unmap unused I/O space
    From: Jiri Slaby <>

    | This is a commit scheduled for the next v2.6.34 longterm release. |
    | If you see a problem with using this for longterm, please comment.|

    commit a56d5318716d120e040294bb258901ba89fb9c90 upstream.

    When the initialization code in hpet finds a memory resource and does not
    find an IRQ, it does not unmap the memory resource previously mapped.

    There are buggy BIOSes which report resources exactly like this and what
    is worse the memory region bases point to normal RAM. This normally would
    not matter since the space is not touched. But when PAT is turned on,
    ioremap causes the page to be uncached and sets this bit in page->flags.

    Then when the page is about to be used by the allocator, it is reported

    BUG: Bad page state in process md5sum pfn:3ed00
    page:ffffea0000dbd800 count:0 mapcount:0 mapping:(null) index:0x0
    page flags: 0x20000001000000(uncached)
    Pid: 7956, comm: md5sum Not tainted 2.6.34-12-desktop #1
    Call Trace:
    [<ffffffff810df851>] bad_page+0xb1/0x100
    [<ffffffff810dfa45>] prep_new_page+0x1a5/0x1c0
    [<ffffffff810dfe01>] get_page_from_freelist+0x3a1/0x640
    [<ffffffff810e01af>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x10f/0x6b0

    In this particular case:

    1) HPET returns 3ed00000 as memory region base, but it is not in
    reserved ranges reported by the BIOS (excerpt):
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000af6cf000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000af6cf000 - 00000000afdcf000 (reserved)

    2) there is no IRQ resource reported by HPET method. On the other
    hand, the Intel HPET specs (1.0a) says (
    _CRS (
    // Report 1K of memory consumed by this Timer Block
    memory range consumed
    // Optional: only used if BIOS allocates Interrupts [1]
    IRQs consumed

    [1] For case where Timer Block is configured to consume IRQ0/IRQ8 AND
    Legacy 8254/Legacy RTC hardware still exists, the device objects
    associated with 8254 & RTC devices should not report IRQ0/IRQ8 as
    "consumed resources".

    So in theory we should check whether if it is the case and use those
    interrupts instead.

    Anyway the address reported by the BIOS here is bogus, so non-presence
    of IRQ doesn't mean the "optional" part in point 2).

    Since I got no reply previously, fix this by simply unmapping the space
    when IRQ is not found and memory region was mapped previously. It would
    be probably more safe to walk the resources again and unmap appropriately
    depending on type. But as we now use only ioremap for both 2 memory
    resource types, it is not necessarily needed right now.


    Reported-by: Olaf Hering <>
    Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
    Acked-by: Clemens Ladisch <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
    drivers/char/hpet.c | 2 ++
    1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/char/hpet.c b/drivers/char/hpet.c
    index 7447ffa..1716177 100644
    --- a/drivers/char/hpet.c
    +++ b/drivers/char/hpet.c
    @@ -981,6 +981,8 @@ static int hpet_acpi_add(struct acpi_device *device)
    return -ENODEV;

    if (!data.hd_address || !data.hd_nirqs) {
    + if (data.hd_address)
    + iounmap(data.hd_address);
    printk("%s: no address or irqs in _CRS\n", __func__);
    return -ENODEV;

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