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Subject[PATCH] initrd: Fix virtual/physical mix-up in overwrite test
On recent kernels, I get the following error when using an initrd:

| initrd overwritten (0x00b78000 < 0x07668000) - disabling it.

My Amiga 4000 has 12 MiB of RAM at physical address 0x07400000 (virtual
0x00000000).
The initrd is located at the end of RAM: 0x00b78000 - 0x00c00000 (virtual).
The overwrite test compares the (virtual) initrd location to the (physical)
first available memory location, which fails.
This patch converts initrd_start to a page frame number, so it can be safely
compared with min_low_pfn.

Before the introduction of discontiguous memory support on m68k
(12d810c1b8c2b913d48e629e2b5c01d105029839), min_low_pfn was just left
untouched by the m68k-specific code (zero, I guess), and everything worked
fine.

Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
---
On several platforms, initrd_below_start_ok is set to 1:
| arch/mips/kernel/setup.c: initrd_below_start_ok = 1;
| arch/parisc/mm/init.c: initrd_below_start_ok = 1;
| arch/powerpc/kernel/prom.c: initrd_below_start_ok = 1;
| arch/ppc/platforms/hdpu.c: initrd_below_start_ok = 1;
| arch/xtensa/kernel/setup.c: initrd_below_start_ok = 1;

Some of these may be workarounds for this bug. Please check.

init/main.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -598,9 +598,9 @@ asmlinkage void __init start_kernel(void

#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD
if (initrd_start && !initrd_below_start_ok &&
- initrd_start < min_low_pfn << PAGE_SHIFT) {
+ virt_to_pfn(initrd_start) < min_low_pfn) {
printk(KERN_CRIT "initrd overwritten (0x%08lx < 0x%08lx) - "
- "disabling it.\n",initrd_start,min_low_pfn << PAGE_SHIFT);
+ "disabling it.\n", virt_to_pfn(initrd_start), min_low_pfn);
initrd_start = 0;
}
#endif
Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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