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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5.10 051/120] memblock: do not start bottom-up allocations with kernel_end
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 12:07:57PM -0300, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:
>
> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> writes:
>
> > From: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
> >
> > [ Upstream commit 2dcb3964544177c51853a210b6ad400de78ef17d ]
> >
> > With kaslr the kernel image is placed at a random place, so starting the
> > bottom-up allocation with the kernel_end can result in an allocation
> > failure and a warning like this one:
>
> Not sure if this is ready for stable yet (including stable branches 4.19
> and 5.4), since it seems to uncover latent bugs in x86 early memory
> reservation. I asked about this issue here:
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/87ft26yuwg.fsf@manicouagan.localdomain/

If there are fixes for this that get merged, please make sure they get
tagged properly to go to the stable trees as well.

thanks,

greg k-h

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