lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2013]   [Jul]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 3/5] vmcore: Introduce remap_oldmem_pfn_range()
On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:04:18 -0400
Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:25:27AM +0200, Michael Holzheu wrote:
>
> [..]
> > > > Hello Vivek and Andrew,
> > > >
> > > > We just realized that Hatayama's mmap patches went into v3.11-rc1. This currently
> > > > breaks s390 kdump because of the following two issues:
> > > >
> > > > 1) The copy_oldmem_page() is now used for copying to vmalloc memory
> > > > 2) The mmap() implementation is not compatible with the current
> > > > s390 crashkernel swap:
> > > > See: http://marc.info/?l=kexec&m=136940802511603&w=2
> > > >
> > > > The "kdump: Introduce ELF header in new memory feature" patch series will
> > > > fix both issues for s390.
> > > >
> > > > There is the one small open discussion left:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg464856.html
> > > >
> > > > But once we have finished that, would it be possible to get the
> > > > patches in 3.11?
> > >
> > > How about taking mmap() fault handler patches in 3.12. And in 3.11, deny
> > > mmap() on s390 forcing makedumpfile to fall back on read() interface. That
> > > way there will be no regression and mmap() related speedup will show up
> > > in next release on s390.
> >
> > Hello Vivek and Hatayama,
> >
> > But then we still would have to somehow fix the copy_oldmem_page() issue (1).
> >
> > We would prefer to add the current patch series with "#ifndef CONFIG_S390" in
> > the fault handler.
> >
> > @Vivek:
> >
> > Since you are the kdump maintainer, could you tell us which of the both
> > variants you would like to have?
> >
> > static int mmap_vmcore_fault(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
> > {
> > ...
> >
> > #ifndef CONFIG_S390
> > return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
> > #endif
>
> I think let us use this one. Kill the process on non-s390 arch if it goes
> into mmap() fault handler.
>
> copy_oldmem_page() using real mode in s390 is an issue for vmalloc region.
> I think post the series again and let us see if Andrew is comfortable
> with it.

Ok great, I will send Andrew the current patch series.
Let's see what happens...

> I suspect it is late.
> IIUC, we do copying in real mode only to cope with HSA region in zfcpdump
> case.

The problem is that with the mmap patches we now use copy_oldmem_page()
to copy the notes from oldmem into the notes_buf which has been allocated
with vmalloc. The s390 version of copy_oldmem_page() bypasses the page
tables and uses real copy. And this does not work on vmalloc memory.

Best Regards,
Michael



\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2013-07-16 18:23    [W:0.070 / U:22.480 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site