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SubjectRe: [PATCHv7] x86/kdump: bugfix, make the behavior of crashkernel=X consistent with kaslr
On 01/21/19 at 01:16pm, Pingfan Liu wrote:
> People reported crashkernel=384M reservation failed on a high end server
> with KASLR enabled. In that case there is enough free memory under 896M
> but crashkernel reservation still fails intermittently.
>
> The situation is crashkernel reservation code only finds free region under
> 896 MB with 128M aligned in case no ',high' being used. And KASLR could
> break the first 896M into several parts randomly thus the failure happens.
> User has no way to predict and make sure crashkernel=xM working unless
> he/she use 'crashkernel=xM,high'. Since 'crashkernel=xM' is the most
> common use case this issue is a serious bug.
>
> And we can't answer questions raised from customer:
> 1) why it doesn't succeed to reserve 896 MB;
> 2) what's wrong with memory region under 4G;
> 3) why I have to add ',high', I only require 384 MB, not 3840 MB.
>
> This patch tries to get memory region from 896 MB firstly, then [896MB,4G],
> finally above 4G.
>
> Dave Young sent the original post, and I just re-post it with commit log
> improvement as his requirement.
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2017-October/019571.html
> There was an old discussion below (previously posted by Chao Wang):
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/10/15/601
>
> Signed-off-by: Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@gmail.com>
> Cc: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>
> Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: yinghai@kernel.org,
> Cc: vgoyal@redhat.com
> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> Cc: x86@kernel.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org

Looks good, ack.

Acked-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>

Thanks
Baoquan

> ---
> v6 -> v7: commit log improvement
> arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> index 3d872a5..fa62c81 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
> @@ -551,6 +551,22 @@ static void __init reserve_crashkernel(void)
> high ? CRASH_ADDR_HIGH_MAX
> : CRASH_ADDR_LOW_MAX,
> crash_size, CRASH_ALIGN);
> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> + /*
> + * crashkernel=X reserve below 896M fails? Try below 4G
> + */
> + if (!high && !crash_base)
> + crash_base = memblock_find_in_range(CRASH_ALIGN,
> + (1ULL << 32),
> + crash_size, CRASH_ALIGN);
> + /*
> + * crashkernel=X reserve below 4G fails? Try MAXMEM
> + */
> + if (!high && !crash_base)
> + crash_base = memblock_find_in_range(CRASH_ALIGN,
> + CRASH_ADDR_HIGH_MAX,
> + crash_size, CRASH_ALIGN);
> +#endif
> if (!crash_base) {
> pr_info("crashkernel reservation failed - No suitable area found.\n");
> return;
> --
> 2.7.4
>

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