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SubjectRe: [BUG + PATCH/Bugfix] x86/lguest: fix pgdir pmd index calculation
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On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 11:55:10PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Monday 25 February 2008 02:55:15 Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Beginning from commits close to v2.6.25-rc2, running lguest always oopses
> > the host kernel. Oops is at [1].
>
> OK, whatever the guest does should not break the host. So your patch can't be
> the whole solution.
>
> > static void lguest_set_pmd(pmd_t *pmdp, pmd_t pmdval)
> > {
> > *pmdp = pmdval;
> > lazy_hcall(LHCALL_SET_PMD, __pa(pmdp)&PAGE_MASK,
> > (__pa(pmdp)&(PAGE_SIZE-1))/4, 0);
> > }
> >
> > The first hcall parameter is global pgdir which looks fine. The second
> > parameter is the pmd index in the pgdir which is suspectful.
> >
> > AFAIK, calculating the index of pmd does not need a divisoin over four.
> > Removing the division made lguest work fine again . Patch is at [2].
>
> Each pmd is 4 bytes long, so the divide by 4 gives the index into the (top
> level) page. ie. a number in the range 0 to 1023.
>

aha, now it's clear.

>
> Indeed, here's the correct fix. Does it work for you?
>

Yes it does (after removing the unrelated TSC-if-pentium+ checks).

Thank you

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