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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/memory_hotplug: fix wrong casting for __remove_section()
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Hi Michal,

Thanks you for reviewing my patch.

On 09/12/2017 08:49 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Fri 08-09-17 16:43:04, YASUAKI ISHIMATSU wrote:
>> __remove_section() calls __remove_zone() to shrink zone and pgdat.
>> But due to wrong castings, __remvoe_zone() cannot shrink zone
>> and pgdat correctly if pfn is over 0xffffffff.
>>
>> So the patch fixes the following 3 wrong castings.
>>
>> 1. find_smallest_section_pfn() returns 0 or start_pfn which defined
>> as unsigned long. But the function always returns 32bit value
>> since the function is defined as int.
>>
>> 2. find_biggest_section_pfn() returns 0 or pfn which defined as
>> unsigned long. the function always returns 32bit value
>> since the function is defined as int.
>
> this is indeed wrong. Pfns over would be really broken 15TB. Not that
> unrealistic these days

Why 15TB?

Actually, all callers use pfn which defined as unsigned long to receive
the return value of find_{smallest|biggest}_section_nr(). So it will break
over 16TB.

>
>>
>> 3. __remove_section() calculates start_pfn using section_nr_to_pfn()
>> and scn_nr. section_nr_to_pfn() just shifts scn_nr by
>> PFN_SECTION_SHIFT bit. But since scn_nr is defined as int,
>> section_nr_to_pfn() always return 32 bit value.
>
> Dohh, those nasty macros. This is hidden quite well. It seems other
> callers are using unsigned long properly. But I would rather make sure
> we won't repeat that error again. Can we instead make section_nr_to_pfn
> resp. pfn_to_section_nr static inline and enfore proper types?

I'll update it.

>
> I would also split this into two patches.

I'll update it.

Thanks,
Yasuaki Ishimatsu

>
> Thanks!
>
>> The patch fixes the wrong castings.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@jp.fujitsu.com>
>> ---
>> mm/memory_hotplug.c | 6 +++---
>> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> index 73bf17d..3514ef2 100644
>> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> @@ -331,7 +331,7 @@ int __ref __add_pages(int nid, unsigned long phys_start_pfn,
>>
>> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
>> /* find the smallest valid pfn in the range [start_pfn, end_pfn) */
>> -static int find_smallest_section_pfn(int nid, struct zone *zone,
>> +static unsigned long find_smallest_section_pfn(int nid, struct zone *zone,
>> unsigned long start_pfn,
>> unsigned long end_pfn)
>> {
>> @@ -356,7 +356,7 @@ static int find_smallest_section_pfn(int nid, struct zone *zone,
>> }
>>
>> /* find the biggest valid pfn in the range [start_pfn, end_pfn). */
>> -static int find_biggest_section_pfn(int nid, struct zone *zone,
>> +static unsigned long find_biggest_section_pfn(int nid, struct zone *zone,
>> unsigned long start_pfn,
>> unsigned long end_pfn)
>> {
>> @@ -544,7 +544,7 @@ static int __remove_section(struct zone *zone, struct mem_section *ms,
>> return ret;
>>
>> scn_nr = __section_nr(ms);
>> - start_pfn = section_nr_to_pfn(scn_nr);
>> + start_pfn = section_nr_to_pfn((unsigned long)scn_nr);
>> __remove_zone(zone, start_pfn);
>>
>> sparse_remove_one_section(zone, ms, map_offset);
>> --
>> 1.8.3.1
>>
>

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