Re: Bad virt_to_phys since commit 54c7a8916a887f35
From: Mark Rutland
Date: Thu May 16 2019 - 10:23:23 EST
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 05:13:14PM +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 02:41:06PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 02:38:20PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Since commit:
> > >
> > > 54c7a8916a887f35 ("initramfs: free initrd memory if opening /initrd.image fails")
> > Ugh, I dropped a paragarph here.
> > Since that commit, I'm seeing a boot-time splat on arm64 when using
> > CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL. I'm running an arm64 syzkaller instance, and this
> > kills the VM, preventing further testing, which is unfortunate.
> > Mark.
> > > IIUC prior to that commit, we'd only attempt to free an intird if we had
> > > one, whereas now we do so unconditionally. AFAICT, in this case
> > > initrd_start has not been initialized (I'm not using an initrd or
> > > initramfs on my system), so we end up trying virt_to_phys() on a bogus
> > > VA in free_initrd_mem().
> > >
> > > Any ideas on the right way to fix this?
> If I remember correctly, initrd_start would be 0 unless explicitly set by
> the arch setup code, so something like this could work:
> diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
> index 435a428c2af1..05fe60437796 100644
> --- a/init/initramfs.c
> +++ b/init/initramfs.c
> @@ -529,6 +529,9 @@ extern unsigned long __initramfs_size;
> void __weak free_initrd_mem(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
> + if (!start)
> + return;
> free_reserved_area((void *)start, (void *)end, POISON_FREE_INITMEM,
I think this should work, given Steven's patch checks the same thing.
I don't have a preference as to which patch should be taken, so I'll
leave that to Christoph.