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SubjectRe: [PATCH v13 03/16] s390, kexec_file: drop arch_kexec_mem_walk()
Add Thiago in cc so that he can review from powerpc point of view. 

On 08/02/18 at 09:01am, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 10:29:51AM +0200, Philipp Rudo wrote:
> > Hey Akashi,
> >
> > I kept thinking about this patch and remembered why I didn't made the change
> > you are suggesting now.
>
> Hmm.
>
> > The problem is when you only check for kbuf->mem you are excluding address 0,
> > which might be a valid address to load the kernel to. On s390 this is actually
> > done when the kernel is not loaded via a boot loader. For kexec_file however,
> > we cut off the first few kB of the image and jump directly to 'startup'. So
> > checking for !0 does not cause a problem here.
>
> Yeah, as Dave(RedHat) described, all the current kexec-capable architectures,
> except arm64, implicitly initialize kbuf.mem to zero with "kbuf = { ... }"
> initializer. So surely my change would not break anything on the existing code.
> On the other hand, I also see your concern here.
>
> > Anyway, the long term safer solution would be something like
> >
> > #define KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN (-1UL)
> >
> > for architectures to tell common code to search a fitting mem hole.
>
> This would require the existing code on every arch to be modified, which
> I think should be avoided if possible. Instead,
> we'd better define in linux/kexec.h:
> #ifndef KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN
> #define KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN 0
> #endif
> and then check for kbuf in kexec_locate_mem_hole():
> if (kbuf->mem != KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN)
> return 0;
> ...
>
> This way if some arch wants to treat *zero* as a valid address, it can
> redefine this macro in arch/asm/kexec.h.

I think this way works if powerpc is safe for using zero as the unknown
address in this case. Thiago, can you provide some review?

Philipp, thanks for catching the problem!

>
> Thanks,
> -Takahiro AKASHI
>
> >
> > Back then I didn't do the change because I had the other workaround, which
> > didn't require a common code change. But when you are touching the code now it
> > is worth thinking about it.
> >
> > Just wanted to let you know
> > Philipp
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:58:07 +0900
> > AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Since s390 already knows where to locate buffers, calling
> > > arch_kexec_mem_walk() has no sense. So we can just drop it as kbuf->mem
> > > indicates this while all other architectures sets it to 0 initially.
> > >
> > > This change is a preparatory work for the next patch, where all the
> > > variant memory walks, either on system resource or memblock, will be
> > > put in one common place so that it will satisfy all the architectures'
> > > need.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi@linaro.org>
> > > Reviewed-by: Philipp Rudo <prudo@linux.ibm.com>
> > > Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
> > > Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
> > > Cc: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>
> > > Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
> > > Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> > > ---
> > > arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c | 10 ----------
> > > kernel/kexec_file.c | 4 ++++
> > > 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c b/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > > index f413f57f8d20..32023b4f9dc0 100644
> > > --- a/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > > +++ b/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > > @@ -134,16 +134,6 @@ int kexec_file_add_initrd(struct kimage *image, struct s390_load_data *data,
> > > return ret;
> > > }
> > >
> > > -/*
> > > - * The kernel is loaded to a fixed location. Turn off kexec_locate_mem_hole
> > > - * and provide kbuf->mem by hand.
> > > - */
> > > -int arch_kexec_walk_mem(struct kexec_buf *kbuf,
> > > - int (*func)(struct resource *, void *))
> > > -{
> > > - return 1;
> > > -}
> > > -
> > > int arch_kexec_apply_relocations_add(struct purgatory_info *pi,
> > > Elf_Shdr *section,
> > > const Elf_Shdr *relsec,
> > > diff --git a/kernel/kexec_file.c b/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > > index 63c7ce1c0c3e..bf39df5e5bb9 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > > @@ -534,6 +534,10 @@ int kexec_locate_mem_hole(struct kexec_buf *kbuf)
> > > {
> > > int ret;
> > >
> > > + /* Arch knows where to place */
> > > + if (kbuf->mem)
> > > + return 0;
> > > +
> > > ret = arch_kexec_walk_mem(kbuf, locate_mem_hole_callback);
> > >
> > > return ret == 1 ? 0 : -EADDRNOTAVAIL;
> >
>
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Thanks
Dave

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