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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/spase: never partially remove memmap for early section
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 09:48:43AM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>On 23.06.20 17:18, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> On Tue 23-06-20 17:42:58, Wei Yang wrote:
>>> For early sections, we assumes its memmap will never be partially
>>> removed. But current behavior breaks this.
>>>
>>> Let's correct it.
>>>
>>> Fixes: ba72b4c8cf60 ("mm/sparsemem: support sub-section hotplug")
>>> Signed-off-by: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@linux.alibaba.com>
>>
>> Can a user trigger this or is this a theoretical bug?
>
>I tried to reproduce it, but somehow I get unexpected behavior.
>With a hacked QEMU I can get

David,

Thanks for your effort. Would you mind sharing your qemu command line, so that
I can have a try at my side?

>
>$ cat /proc/iomem
>[...]
>100000000-143ffffff : System RAM
>144000000-343dfffff : Persistent Memory
> 144000000-1441fffff : namespace0.0
> 144200000-144ffffff : dax0.0
>
>After
>$ ndctl create-namespace --force --reconfig=namespace0.0 --mode=devdax --size=16M
>
>I get
>
>$ cat /proc/iomem
>[...]
>100000000-143ffffff : System RAM
>144000000-343dfffff : Persistent Memory
> 144000000-1441fffff : namespace0.0
> 144200000-144ffffff : dax0.0
>

The memory layout seems not changed.

>I can trigger remove+re-add via
>$ ndctl create-namespace --force --reconfig=namespace0.0 --mode=devdax --size=16M

Do we need to change the mode to force the reconfig?

>
>So we clearly have an overlap between System RAM and dax0.0 within a section.
>However, I never get early_section() to trigger in
>section_activate()/section_deactivate() ? That's unexpected
>
>
>Definitely something seems to go wrong after the first "ndctl create-namespace".
>Using a random page walker:
>
>[root@localhost ~]# ./page-types

What is this page-types?

>[ 387.019229] general protection fault, probably for non-canonical address 0xfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfc: 0000 [#1] SMP NOPTI
>[ 387.020172] CPU: 17 PID: 1314 Comm: page-types Kdump: loaded Tainted: G W 5.8.0-rc2 #20
>[ 387.021015] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS rel-1.13.0-0-gf21b5a4aeb02-prebuilt.qemu.4
>[ 387.022056] RIP: 0010:stable_page_flags+0x27/0x3f0
>[ 387.022519] Code: 00 00 00 66 66 66 66 90 48 85 ff 0f 84 d2 03 00 00 41 54 55 48 89 fd 53 48 8b 57 08 48 8b 1f 48f
>[ 387.024291] RSP: 0018:ffff9f8781057e58 EFLAGS: 00010202
>[ 387.024775] RAX: fdfdfdfdfdfdfdfc RBX: fdfdfdfdfdfdfdfd RCX: 00007ffc4f4f1f78
>[ 387.025423] RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: 0000002000000000 RDI: ffffc590c5100000
>[ 387.026052] RBP: ffffc590c5100000 R08: 0000000000000001 R09: 0000000000000000
>[ 387.026696] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: 00007ffc4f4f1f80
>[ 387.027324] R13: 0000000000040000 R14: 00007ffc4f4d1f80 R15: ffffffffa1577ee0
>[ 387.027974] FS: 00007f91a0f9c580(0000) GS:ffff888b3f7c0000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
>[ 387.028699] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
>[ 387.029223] CR2: 0000000000449b00 CR3: 000000007a7fc000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
>[ 387.029864] Call Trace:
>[ 387.030108] kpageflags_read+0xcc/0x160
>[ 387.030473] proc_reg_read+0x53/0x80
>[ 387.030809] vfs_read+0x9d/0x150
>[ 387.031114] ksys_pread64+0x65/0xa0
>[ 387.031449] do_syscall_64+0x4d/0x90
>[ 387.031783] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
>
>
>--
>Thanks,
>
>David / dhildenb

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Wei Yang
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