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Subject[20/75] percpu: fix per_cpu_ptr_to_phys() handling of non-page-aligned addresses
3.1-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Eugene Surovegin <>

commit 9f57bd4d6dc69a4e3bf43044fa00fcd24dd363e3 upstream.

per_cpu_ptr_to_phys() incorrectly rounds up its result for non-kmalloc
case to the page boundary, which is bogus for any non-page-aligned

This affects the only in-tree user of this function - sysfs handler
for per-cpu 'crash_notes' physical address. The trouble is that the
crash_notes per-cpu variable is not page-aligned:

crash_notes = 0xc08e8ed4
CPU 0: 3711f000
CPU 1: 37129000
CPU 2: 37133000
CPU 3: 3713d000

So, the per-cpu addresses are:
crash_notes on CPU 0: f7a07ed4 => phys 36b57ed4
crash_notes on CPU 1: f7a11ed4 => phys 36b4ded4
crash_notes on CPU 2: f7a1bed4 => phys 36b43ed4
crash_notes on CPU 3: f7a25ed4 => phys 36b39ed4

However, /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/crash_notes says:
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/crash_notes: 36b57000
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/crash_notes: 36b4d000
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/crash_notes: 36b43000
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/crash_notes: 36b39000

As you can see, all values are rounded down to a page
boundary. Consequently, this is where kexec sets up the NOTE segments,
and thus where the secondary kernel is looking for them. However, when
the first kernel crashes, it saves the notes to the unaligned
addresses, where they are not found.

Fix it by adding offset_in_page() to the translated page address.

-tj: Combined Eugene's and Petr's commit messages.

Signed-off-by: Eugene Surovegin <>
Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
Reported-by: Petr Tesarik <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

mm/percpu.c | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/percpu.c
+++ b/mm/percpu.c
@@ -1011,9 +1011,11 @@ phys_addr_t per_cpu_ptr_to_phys(void *ad
if (!is_vmalloc_addr(addr))
return __pa(addr);
- return page_to_phys(vmalloc_to_page(addr));
+ return page_to_phys(vmalloc_to_page(addr)) +
+ offset_in_page(addr);
} else
- return page_to_phys(pcpu_addr_to_page(addr));
+ return page_to_phys(pcpu_addr_to_page(addr)) +
+ offset_in_page(addr);


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