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Subject[PATCH] x86: Fix booting with DEBUG_PAGE_ALLOC with more than 512G RAM
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Dave reported that system have early crash if DEBUG_PAGEALLOC is selected,
when system have between 500G and 600G.

> [ 0.000000] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0x00000000-0x000fffff]
> [ 0.000000] [mem 0x00000000-0x000fffff] page 4k
> [ 0.000000] BRK [0x02086000, 0x02086fff] PGTABLE
> [ 0.000000] BRK [0x02087000, 0x02087fff] PGTABLE
> [ 0.000000] BRK [0x02088000, 0x02088fff] PGTABLE
> [ 0.000000] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0xe80ee00000-0xe80effffff]
> [ 0.000000] [mem 0xe80ee00000-0xe80effffff] page 4k
> [ 0.000000] BRK [0x02089000, 0x02089fff] PGTABLE
> [ 0.000000] BRK [0x0208a000, 0x0208afff] PGTABLE
> [ 0.000000] Kernel panic - not syncing: alloc_low_page: ran out of memory

It turns out that we missed increasing needed pages in BRK to mapping
initial 2M and [0,1M) when we switch to use #PF handler set mem mapping.

> commit 8170e6bed465b4b0c7687f93e9948aca4358a33b
> Author: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
> Date: Thu Jan 24 12:19:52 2013 -0800
>
> x86, 64bit: Use a #PF handler to materialize early mappings on demand

Before that, we have maping from [0,512M) in head_64.S, and we can
spare two pages [0-1M). After that change, we can not reuse pages anymore.

When we have more than 512M ram, we need extra page for pgd page with
[512G, 1024g).

Increase pages in BRK for page table to solve the booting problem.

Reported-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Bisected-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Tested-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> 3.9+

---
arch/x86/mm/init.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6/arch/x86/mm/init.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/x86/mm/init.c
+++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/mm/init.c
@@ -78,8 +78,8 @@ __ref void *alloc_low_pages(unsigned int
return __va(pfn << PAGE_SHIFT);
}

-/* need 4 4k for initial PMD_SIZE, 4k for 0-ISA_END_ADDRESS */
-#define INIT_PGT_BUF_SIZE (5 * PAGE_SIZE)
+/* need 3 4k for initial PMD_SIZE, 3 4k for 0-ISA_END_ADDRESS */
+#define INIT_PGT_BUF_SIZE (6 * PAGE_SIZE)
RESERVE_BRK(early_pgt_alloc, INIT_PGT_BUF_SIZE);
void __init early_alloc_pgt_buf(void)
{

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