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SubjectRe: frequent lockups in 3.18rc4
On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 08:51:43PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Nov 2014, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Here's the simplified end result. Again, this is TOTALLY UNTESTED. I
> > compiled it and verified that the code generation looks like what I'd
> > have expected, but that's literally it.
> >
> > static noinline int vmalloc_fault(unsigned long address)
> > {
> > pgd_t *pgd_dst;
> > pgdval_t pgd_entry;
> > unsigned index = pgd_index(address);
> >
> > if (index < KERNEL_PGD_BOUNDARY)
> > return -1;
> >
> > pgd_entry = init_mm.pgd[index].pgd;
> > if (!pgd_entry)
> > return -1;
> >
> > pgd_dst = __va(PAGE_MASK & read_cr3());
> > pgd_dst += index;
> >
> > if (pgd_dst->pgd)
> > return -1;
> >
> > ACCESS_ONCE(pgd_dst->pgd) = pgd_entry;
>
> This will break paravirt. set_pgd/set_pmd are paravirt functions.
>
> But I'm fine with breaking it, then you just need to change
> CONFIG_PARAVIRT to 'def_bool n'

That is not very nice.


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