Re: [Patch BUGFIX] kcore: fix its wrong size on x86_64

From: AmÃrico Wang
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 11:29:29 EST

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Eric W. Biederman<ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Amerigo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Fix wrong /proc/kcore size on x86_64.
>> x86_64 uses __va() macro to caculate the virtual address passed to kclist_add()
>> but decodes it with its own macro kc_vadd_to_offset(). This is wrong.
> Ok. ÂI finally understand what is going on here, and no kc_vaddr_to_offset
> is not wrong when applied to a virtual address. ÂIn fact I expect the current
> definition makes things a bit more predictable.
> And yes kclist_add is must be given a virtual address
>> Also, according to Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt, kc_vaddr_to_offset()
>> is wrong too.
> How so? ÂThe file offset is a number space that is different from both
> physical and virtual addresses.

Why? They _do_ have some calculated relations.

>> So just remove them, use the generic macro.
> I think a case can be made either way. ÂIn practice neither answer
> gives us a dense offset space on x86_64 so I think I prefer the
> current definition which sets or clears the high bits as opposed
> to something that mangles the address more.

I am trying to dig more... There must be something wrong there.

> It uses get_kcore_size and (size_t)high_memory - PAGE_OFFSET + PAGE_SIZE;
> The second definition being bogus as it has nothing to do with which
> offsets are accepted.

Agreed. Maybe we can just remove the second one and update the doc?
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