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Subject[PATCH] Add the values related to buddy system for filtering free pages
This patch adds the values related to buddy system to vmcoreinfo data
so that makedumpfile (dump filtering command) can filter out all free
pages with the new logic.
It's faster than the current logic because it can distinguish free page
by analyzing page structure at the same time as filtering for other
unnecessary pages (e.g. anonymous page).
OTOH, the current logic has to trace free_list to distinguish free
pages while analyzing page structure to filter out other unnecessary
pages.

The new logic uses the fact that buddy page is marked by _mapcount ==
PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE. The values below are required to distinguish
it.

Required values:
- OFFSET(page._mapcount)
- OFFSET(page.private)
- SIZE(pageflags)
- NUMBER(PG_slab)
- NUMBER(PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE)

What's makedumpfile:
makedumpfile creates a small dumpfile by excluding unnecessary pages
for the analysis. To distinguish unnecessary pages, makedumpfile gets
the vmcoreinfo data which has the minimum debugging information only
for dump filtering.

Signed-off-by: Atsushi Kumagai <kumagai-atsushi@mxc.nes.nec.co.jp>
---
include/linux/kexec.h | 3 +++
kernel/kexec.c | 5 +++++
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/kexec.h b/include/linux/kexec.h
index d0b8458..a90b148 100644
--- a/include/linux/kexec.h
+++ b/include/linux/kexec.h
@@ -158,6 +158,9 @@ unsigned long paddr_vmcoreinfo_note(void);
#define VMCOREINFO_STRUCT_SIZE(name) \
vmcoreinfo_append_str("SIZE(%s)=%lu\n", #name, \
(unsigned long)sizeof(struct name))
+#define VMCOREINFO_ENUM_SIZE(name) \
+ vmcoreinfo_append_str("SIZE(%s)=%lu\n", #name, \
+ (unsigned long)sizeof(enum name))
#define VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(name, field) \
vmcoreinfo_append_str("OFFSET(%s.%s)=%lu\n", #name, #field, \
(unsigned long)offsetof(struct name, field))
diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
index 5e4bd78..511151b 100644
--- a/kernel/kexec.c
+++ b/kernel/kexec.c
@@ -1485,10 +1485,13 @@ static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
VMCOREINFO_STRUCT_SIZE(zone);
VMCOREINFO_STRUCT_SIZE(free_area);
VMCOREINFO_STRUCT_SIZE(list_head);
+ VMCOREINFO_ENUM_SIZE(pageflags);
VMCOREINFO_SIZE(nodemask_t);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, flags);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, _count);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, mapping);
+ VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, _mapcount);
+ VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, private);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(page, lru);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(pglist_data, node_zones);
VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(pglist_data, nr_zones);
@@ -1512,6 +1515,8 @@ static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_lru);
VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_private);
VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_swapcache);
+ VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_slab);
+ VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE);

arch_crash_save_vmcoreinfo();
update_vmcoreinfo_note();
--
1.7.11

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