[PATCH] bootmem: avoid DMA32 zone by default

From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 17:53:57 EST

Bootmem already tries normal allocations above the DMA zone to reserve
it for users that can not cope with higher addresses.

The same principle applies to the DMA32 zone, which is currently not
spared from normal allocations.

This can lead to exhaustion of this limited amount of address space
through things that can easily live elsewhere, like the mem_map e.g.

Raise bootmem's default goal beyond DMA32 for architectures with this
zone defined. For now, these are x86 and mips.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: x86@xxxxxxxxxx
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
include/linux/bootmem.h | 20 +++++++++++++-------
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

I cc'd stable because this affects already released kernels. But since this is
the first report of DMA32 memory exhaustion through bootmem that I hear of,
you guys might want to skip this patch due to the fragile nature of early memory

diff --git a/include/linux/bootmem.h b/include/linux/bootmem.h
index b10ec49..52c8272 100644
--- a/include/linux/bootmem.h
+++ b/include/linux/bootmem.h
@@ -96,20 +96,26 @@ extern void *__alloc_bootmem_low_node(pg_data_t *pgdat,
unsigned long align,
unsigned long goal);

+#ifdef MAX_DMA32_PFN
#define alloc_bootmem(x) \
- __alloc_bootmem(x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
#define alloc_bootmem_nopanic(x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_nopanic(x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem_nopanic(x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)
#define alloc_bootmem_pages(x) \
- __alloc_bootmem(x, PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem(x, PAGE_SIZE, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)
#define alloc_bootmem_pages_nopanic(x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_nopanic(x, PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem_nopanic(x, PAGE_SIZE, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)
#define alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)
#define alloc_bootmem_pages_node(pgdat, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x, PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x, PAGE_SIZE, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)
#define alloc_bootmem_pages_node_nopanic(pgdat, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node_nopanic(pgdat, x, PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
+ __alloc_bootmem_node_nopanic(pgdat, x, PAGE_SIZE, BOOTMEM_DEFAULT_GOAL)

#define alloc_bootmem_low(x) \
__alloc_bootmem_low(x, SMP_CACHE_BYTES, 0)

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/