Re: [PATCH] powerpc: Perform a bounds check in arch_add_memory
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 03:18:25 EST
On Tue 27-08-19 16:39:56, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 08:28 +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 27-08-19 15:20:46, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > > From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > > It is possible for firmware to allocate memory ranges outside
> > > the range of physical memory that we support (MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS).
> > Doesn't that count as a FW bug? Do you have any evidence of that in
> > the
> > field? Just wondering...
> Not outside our lab, but OpenCAPI attached LPC memory is assigned
> addresses based on the slot/NPU it is connected to. These addresses
> prior to:
> 4ffe713b7587 ("powerpc/mm: Increase the max addressable memory to 2PB")
> were inaccessible and resulted in bogus sections - see our discussion
> on 'mm: Trigger bug on if a section is not found in __section_nr'.
Please document this in the changelog