lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Apr]   [30]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patches in this message
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Alpha compile problem solved by Andrea (pte_alloc)
On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 07:07:47PM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 05:56:41PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > On alpha it's racy if you set CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC y (so don't do
> > > that as you don't need it). As long as you use only 1 entry of the pgd
> > > for the whole vmalloc space (CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC n) alpha is
> > > safe.
> >
> > Its racy for all cases on the Alpha because the exception table fixes are
> > not done.
>
> you're talking about the module races, I was only talking only about

here the fix for your module race (still untested though):

diff -urN 2.4.4/arch/alpha/mm/extable.c alpha-modrace/arch/alpha/mm/extable.c
--- 2.4.4/arch/alpha/mm/extable.c Thu Nov 16 15:37:26 2000
+++ alpha-modrace/arch/alpha/mm/extable.c Mon Apr 30 19:28:21 2001
@@ -45,20 +45,25 @@
/* There is only the kernel to search. */
ret = search_one_table(__start___ex_table, __stop___ex_table - 1,
addr - gp);
- if (ret) return ret;
#else
+ unsigned long flags;
/* The kernel is the last "module" -- no need to treat it special. */
struct module *mp;
+
+ ret = 0;
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&modlist_lock, flags);
for (mp = module_list; mp ; mp = mp->next) {
- if (!mp->ex_table_start)
+ if (!mp->ex_table_start || !(mp->flags&(MOD_RUNNING|MOD_INITIALIZING)))
continue;
ret = search_one_table(mp->ex_table_start,
mp->ex_table_end - 1, addr - mp->gp);
- if (ret) return ret;
+ if (ret)
+ break;
}
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&modlist_lock, flags);
#endif

- return 0;
+ return ret;
}

unsigned
For the large-vmalloc races I'd take a very lazy approch:

--- alpha-modrace/arch/alpha/config.in.~1~ Sat Apr 28 05:24:29 2001
+++ alpha-modrace/arch/alpha/config.in Mon Apr 30 19:31:24 2001
@@ -211,13 +211,15 @@

# The machine must be able to support more than 8GB physical memory
# before large vmalloc might even pretend to be an issue.
-if [ "$CONFIG_ALPHA_GENERIC" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_DP264" = "y" \
- -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_WILDFIRE" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_TITAN" = "y" ]
-then
- bool 'Large VMALLOC support' CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC
-else
- define_bool CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC n
-fi
+#if [ "$CONFIG_ALPHA_GENERIC" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_DP264" = "y" \
+# -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_WILDFIRE" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_ALPHA_TITAN" = "y" ]
+#then
+# bool 'Large VMALLOC support' CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC
+#else
+# define_bool CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC n
+#fi
+# LARGE_VMALLOC is racy, if you *really* need it then fix it first
+define_bool CONFIG_ALPHA_LARGE_VMALLOC n

source drivers/pci/Config.in

I mean: I certainly don't need it, not even on the 256G boxes, the non
LARGE_VMALLOC is simpler and _faster_ (it drops a branch from the page
fault handler fast path) and so I'd prefer to spend my time on other
things than fixing LARGE_VMALLOC races, but still the above will avoid
people to get bitten by such race until somebody fixes it. If anybody
has a rasonable example for which I may need more than 8giga of kernel
vmalloc memory then I can change my mind of course.

Andrea
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:52    [W:0.065 / U:1.144 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site