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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 03/11] kexec_file: factor out crashdump elf header function from x86
On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 06:37:10PM +0000, James Morse wrote:
> Hi Akashi,
>
> On 04/12/17 02:57, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
> > prepare_elf_headers() can also be useful for other architectures,
> > including arm64.
>
> What does arm64 need this for? This is generating ELF headers for something, but
> I can't work out what. (I'll keep reading,...)
>
> The x86 decompressor? arm64 doesn't have one.
> If its for the vmcore file, how does this work today?
> If its for kexec_file_load()ing a vmlinux, I don't think we need to support this.

As I said, this ELF header is the one for /proc/vmcore.

> crashdump... how does the first kernel generate all the elf-notes etc today
> without this?

The trick is /proc/iomem, at least for x86 and arm/arm64. Kexec-tools scans
this file and creates all the necessary PT_LOAD program headers for
available memory regions of the first kernel.

>
>
> > So let it factored out.
>
> factored out... did anything change or is this patch just moving code around?

Just moved the code around (for now). See below.

>
>
> > arch/x86/kernel/crash.c | 324 ------------------------------------------------
> > include/linux/kexec.h | 17 +++
> > kernel/kexec_file.c | 308 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > kernel/kexec_internal.h | 20 +++
> > 4 files changed, 345 insertions(+), 324 deletions(-)
>
> This is a lot of code being moved. Could you split this into a patch that just
> moves the code, and another that makes any changes so they don't have to be
> reviewed at the same time.

The current patch series does this.

> Some comments on the differences I spotted:
>
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c b/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c
> > index 10e74d4778a1..bb8f3dcddaaa 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c
>
> > -/* Gather all the required information to prepare elf headers for ram regions */
> > -static void fill_up_crash_elf_data(struct crash_elf_data *ced,
> > - struct kimage *image)
> > -{
> > - unsigned int nr_ranges = 0;
> > -
> > - ced->image = image;
> > -
> > - walk_system_ram_res(0, -1, &nr_ranges,
> > - get_nr_ram_ranges_callback);
> > -
> > - ced->max_nr_ranges = nr_ranges;
> > -
> > - /* Exclusion of crash region could split memory ranges */
> > - ced->max_nr_ranges++;
>
>
> > - /* If crashk_low_res is not 0, another range split possible */
> > - if (crashk_low_res.end)
> > - ced->max_nr_ranges++;
>
> This crashk stuff gets wrapped in #ifdef CONFIG_X86. Is it because arm64 doesn't
> support kdump via kexec_file_load()? or because crashk_low_res isn't defined on
> other architectures...
>
> If this is moving to core code, could we add ARCH_HAS kconfig symbols so its
> clear what it does and straightforward for another architecture to re-use.

crashk_low_res is totally x86-specific, and

>
> > -}
>
> [...]
>
> > -/*
> > - * Look for any unwanted ranges between mstart, mend and remove them. This
> > - * might lead to split and split ranges are put in ced->mem.ranges[] array
> > - */
> > -static int elf_header_exclude_ranges(struct crash_elf_data *ced,
> > - unsigned long long mstart, unsigned long long mend)
> > -{
> > - struct crash_mem *cmem = &ced->mem;
> > - int ret = 0;
> > -
> > - memset(cmem->ranges, 0, sizeof(cmem->ranges));
> > -
> > - cmem->ranges[0].start = mstart;
> > - cmem->ranges[0].end = mend;
> > - cmem->nr_ranges = 1;
> > -
> > - /* Exclude crashkernel region */
> > - ret = exclude_mem_range(cmem, crashk_res.start, crashk_res.end);
> > - if (ret)
> > - return ret;
>
>
> > - if (crashk_low_res.end) {
> > - ret = exclude_mem_range(cmem, crashk_low_res.start, crashk_low_res.end);
> > - if (ret)
> > - return ret;
> > - }
>
> And again here,
>
>
> > - return ret;
> > -}
>
> [..]
>
> > -static int prepare_elf64_ram_headers_callback(struct resource *res, void *arg)
> > -{
> > - struct crash_elf_data *ced = arg;
> > - Elf64_Ehdr *ehdr;
> > - Elf64_Phdr *phdr;
> > - unsigned long mstart, mend;
>
> > - struct kimage *image = ced->image;
>
> > - struct crash_mem *cmem;
> > - int ret, i;
> > -
> > - ehdr = ced->ehdr;
> > -
> > - /* Exclude unwanted mem ranges */
> > - ret = elf_header_exclude_ranges(ced, res->start, res->end);
> > - if (ret)
> > - return ret;
> > -
> > - /* Go through all the ranges in ced->mem.ranges[] and prepare phdr */
> > - cmem = &ced->mem;
> > -
> > - for (i = 0; i < cmem->nr_ranges; i++) {
> > - mstart = cmem->ranges[i].start;
> > - mend = cmem->ranges[i].end;
> > -
> > - phdr = ced->bufp;
> > - ced->bufp += sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > -
> > - phdr->p_type = PT_LOAD;
> > - phdr->p_flags = PF_R|PF_W|PF_X;
> > - phdr->p_offset = mstart;
>
>
> > - /*
> > - * If a range matches backup region, adjust offset to backup
> > - * segment.
> > - */
> > - if (mstart == image->arch.backup_src_start &&
> > - (mend - mstart + 1) == image->arch.backup_src_sz)
> > - phdr->p_offset = image->arch.backup_load_addr;
>
> This becomes x86 only too, but this time its not touching crashk_low_res.
> Could this be some kconfig name that describes what its for?
> (We may want it in the future, and it silently gets #ifdef'd out!)

image->arch is also a totally architecture-specific structure.

>
> > - phdr->p_paddr = mstart;
> > - phdr->p_vaddr = (unsigned long long) __va(mstart);
> > - phdr->p_filesz = phdr->p_memsz = mend - mstart + 1;
> > - phdr->p_align = 0;
> > - ehdr->e_phnum++;
> > - pr_debug("Crash PT_LOAD elf header. phdr=%p vaddr=0x%llx, paddr=0x%llx, sz=0x%llx e_phnum=%d p_offset=0x%llx\n",
> > - phdr, phdr->p_vaddr, phdr->p_paddr, phdr->p_filesz,
> > - ehdr->e_phnum, phdr->p_offset);
> > - }
> > -
> > - return ret;
> > -}
>
> [..]
>
> > -static int prepare_elf64_headers(struct crash_elf_data *ced,
> > - void **addr, unsigned long *sz)
> > -{
> > - Elf64_Ehdr *ehdr;
> > - Elf64_Phdr *phdr;
> > - unsigned long nr_cpus = num_possible_cpus(), nr_phdr, elf_sz;
> > - unsigned char *buf, *bufp;
> > - unsigned int cpu;
> > - unsigned long long notes_addr;
> > - int ret;
> > -
> > - /* extra phdr for vmcoreinfo elf note */
> > - nr_phdr = nr_cpus + 1;
> > - nr_phdr += ced->max_nr_ranges;
> > -
> > - /*
> > - * kexec-tools creates an extra PT_LOAD phdr for kernel text mapping
> > - * area on x86_64 (ffffffff80000000 - ffffffffa0000000).
> > - * I think this is required by tools like gdb. So same physical
> > - * memory will be mapped in two elf headers. One will contain kernel
> > - * text virtual addresses and other will have __va(physical) addresses.
> > - */
> > -
> > - nr_phdr++;
> > - elf_sz = sizeof(Elf64_Ehdr) + nr_phdr * sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > - elf_sz = ALIGN(elf_sz, ELF_CORE_HEADER_ALIGN);
> > -
> > - buf = vzalloc(elf_sz);
> > - if (!buf)
> > - return -ENOMEM;
> > -
> > - bufp = buf;
> > - ehdr = (Elf64_Ehdr *)bufp;
> > - bufp += sizeof(Elf64_Ehdr);
> > - memcpy(ehdr->e_ident, ELFMAG, SELFMAG);
> > - ehdr->e_ident[EI_CLASS] = ELFCLASS64;
> > - ehdr->e_ident[EI_DATA] = ELFDATA2LSB;
> > - ehdr->e_ident[EI_VERSION] = EV_CURRENT;
> > - ehdr->e_ident[EI_OSABI] = ELF_OSABI;
> > - memset(ehdr->e_ident + EI_PAD, 0, EI_NIDENT - EI_PAD);
> > - ehdr->e_type = ET_CORE;
> > - ehdr->e_machine = ELF_ARCH;
> > - ehdr->e_version = EV_CURRENT;
> > - ehdr->e_phoff = sizeof(Elf64_Ehdr);
> > - ehdr->e_ehsize = sizeof(Elf64_Ehdr);
> > - ehdr->e_phentsize = sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > -
> > - /* Prepare one phdr of type PT_NOTE for each present cpu */
> > - for_each_present_cpu(cpu) {
> > - phdr = (Elf64_Phdr *)bufp;
> > - bufp += sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > - phdr->p_type = PT_NOTE;
> > - notes_addr = per_cpu_ptr_to_phys(per_cpu_ptr(crash_notes, cpu));
> > - phdr->p_offset = phdr->p_paddr = notes_addr;
> > - phdr->p_filesz = phdr->p_memsz = sizeof(note_buf_t);
> > - (ehdr->e_phnum)++;
> > - }
> > -
> > - /* Prepare one PT_NOTE header for vmcoreinfo */
> > - phdr = (Elf64_Phdr *)bufp;
> > - bufp += sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > - phdr->p_type = PT_NOTE;
> > - phdr->p_offset = phdr->p_paddr = paddr_vmcoreinfo_note();
> > - phdr->p_filesz = phdr->p_memsz = VMCOREINFO_NOTE_SIZE;
> > - (ehdr->e_phnum)++;
> > -
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> > - /* Prepare PT_LOAD type program header for kernel text region */
> > - phdr = (Elf64_Phdr *)bufp;
> > - bufp += sizeof(Elf64_Phdr);
> > - phdr->p_type = PT_LOAD;
> > - phdr->p_flags = PF_R|PF_W|PF_X;
> > - phdr->p_vaddr = (Elf64_Addr)_text;
> > - phdr->p_filesz = phdr->p_memsz = _end - _text;
> > - phdr->p_offset = phdr->p_paddr = __pa_symbol(_text);
> > - (ehdr->e_phnum)++;
> > -#endif
>
> Eh?
>
> You keep this #ifdef, is it actually x86_64 specific (i.e. not i386 or arm64),
> or something affecting all 64bit architectures...
> If its a historic ABI thing, could we add a comment explaining that...

Here ifdef(CONFIG_ARM64) is added to this conditional in a later patch.
This code is only necessary for architectures whose virtual map contains
a dedicated mapping for the kernel outside of linear mapping.
So we might better invent another ARCH_HAS_... config.

But ...

>
>
> > - /* Prepare PT_LOAD headers for system ram chunks. */
> > - ced->ehdr = ehdr;
> > - ced->bufp = bufp;
> > - ret = walk_system_ram_res(0, -1, ced,
> > - prepare_elf64_ram_headers_callback);
> > - if (ret < 0)
> > - return ret;
> > -
> > - *addr = buf;
> > - *sz = elf_sz;
> > - return 0;
> > -}

This part of the code is architecture-specific, too.
While x86 and arm64 can share most of the code, but for example,
powerpc will search a device tree blob for the same information
(list of memory chunks).

So In my next version, this portion of code will be removed from
the generic code and refactored, adding a argument of a list of memory
chuncks to prepare_elf(64)_headers() as kexec-tools does.

Thanks,
-Takahiro AKASHI



>
> Thanks,
>
> James
>

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