[PATCH v5 3/3] x86/kdump/64: Change the upper limit of crashkernel reservation
From: Baoquan He
Date: Fri May 24 2019 - 03:42:02 EST
Restrict kdump to only reserve crashkernel below 64TB.
The reaons is that the kdump may jump from 5-level to 4-level, and if
the kdump kernel is put above 64TB, then the jumping will fail. While the
1st kernel reserves crashkernel region during bootup, we don't know yet
which kind of kernel will be loaded after system bootup, 5-level kernel
or 4-level kernel.
Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Dave Young <dyoung@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
include/linux/sizes.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
index 08a5f4a131f5..dcbdf54fb5c1 100644
@@ -453,15 +453,24 @@ static void __init memblock_x86_reserve_range_setup_data(void)
#define CRASH_ALIGN SZ_16M
- * Keep the crash kernel below this limit. On 32 bits earlier kernels
- * would limit the kernel to the low 512 MiB due to mapping restrictions.
+ * Keep the crash kernel below this limit.
+ * On 32 bits earlier kernels would limit the kernel to the low 512 MiB
+ * due to mapping restrictions.
+ * On 64bit, kdump kernel need be restricted to be under 64TB, which is
+ * the upper limit of system RAM in 4-level paing mode. Since the kdump
+ * jumping could be from 5-level to 4-level, the jumping will fail if
+ * kernel is put above 64TB, and there's no way to detect the paging mode
+ * of the kernel which will be loaded for dumping during the 1st kernel
+ * bootup.
# define CRASH_ADDR_LOW_MAX SZ_512M
# define CRASH_ADDR_HIGH_MAX SZ_512M
# define CRASH_ADDR_LOW_MAX SZ_4G
-# define CRASH_ADDR_HIGH_MAX MAXMEM
+# define CRASH_ADDR_HIGH_MAX SZ_64T
static int __init reserve_crashkernel_low(void)
diff --git a/include/linux/sizes.h b/include/linux/sizes.h
index fbde0bc7e882..8651269cb46c 100644
@@ -47,5 +47,6 @@
#define SZ_2G 0x80000000
#define SZ_4G _AC(0x100000000, ULL)
+#define SZ_64T _AC(0x400000000000, ULL)
#endif /* __LINUX_SIZES_H__ */