[PATCH v4 1/4] x86/mm: Adapt MODULES_END based on Fixmap section size

From: Thomas Garnier
Date: Thu Feb 16 2017 - 16:54:56 EST

This patch aligns MODULES_END to the beginning of the Fixmap section.
It optimizes the space available for both sections. The address is
pre-computed based on the number of pages required by the Fixmap

It will allow GDT remapping in the Fixmap section. The current
MODULES_END static address does not provide enough space for the kernel
to support a large number of processors.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@xxxxxxxxxx>
Based on next-20170213
Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt | 5 ++++-
arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h | 3 ++-
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
index 5724092db811..ee3f9c30957c 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ ffffff0000000000 - ffffff7fffffffff (=39 bits) %esp fixup stacks
ffffffef00000000 - fffffffeffffffff (=64 GB) EFI region mapping space
... unused hole ...
ffffffff80000000 - ffffffff9fffffff (=512 MB) kernel text mapping, from phys 0
-ffffffffa0000000 - ffffffffff5fffff (=1526 MB) module mapping space
+ffffffffa0000000 - ffffffffff5fffff (=1526 MB) module mapping space (variable)
ffffffffff600000 - ffffffffffdfffff (=8 MB) vsyscalls
ffffffffffe00000 - ffffffffffffffff (=2 MB) unused hole

@@ -39,6 +39,9 @@ memory window (this size is arbitrary, it can be raised later if needed).
The mappings are not part of any other kernel PGD and are only available
during EFI runtime calls.

+The module mapping space size changes based on the CONFIG requirements for the
+following fixmap section.
Note that if CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY is enabled, the direct mapping of all
physical memory, vmalloc/ioremap space and virtual memory map are randomized.
Their order is preserved but their base will be offset early at boot time.
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
index 3a264200c62f..bb05e21cf3c7 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
@@ -67,7 +67,8 @@ typedef struct { pteval_t pte; } pte_t;
-#define MODULES_END _AC(0xffffffffff000000, UL)
+/* The module sections ends with the start of the fixmap */
+#define MODULES_END __fix_to_virt(__end_of_fixed_addresses + 1)
#define ESPFIX_PGD_ENTRY _AC(-2, UL)