Re: WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 1 at arch/x86/mm/ioremap.c:171 __ioremap_caller+0x290/0x2fa()

From: Bjorn Helgaas
Date: Tue Jul 15 2014 - 16:34:14 EST

[+cc Yinghai, Rafael]

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:38 AM, Fabio Coatti <fabio.coatti@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In data giovedà 10 luglio 2014 14:05:27, Bjorn Helgaas ha scritto:
>>> ...
>>> Fabio, can you pastebin your complete dmesg log?
>> Sure, here you go:
> I opened this bugzilla:
> and attached your
> dmesg to it. I see what the problem is, but I don't have a good idea
> yet for how to fix it.
> The problem is that we don't handle e820 and PNP device resource
> information correctly. From the attached dmesg, we have this:
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fed10000-0x00000000fed13fff] reserved
> system 00:00: [mem 0xfed10000-0xfed17fff] could not be reserved
> The 00:00 PNP device describes the correct 32K range for the Intel MCH
> (see [1] for details). But the [mem 0xfed10000-0xfed13fff] entry from
> e820 was added to the resource map first, and it covers only the first
> 16K of the MCH range. This caused the subsequent PNP reservation to
> fail. Then the snb_uncore_imc_init_box() reservation caused the
> warning, because it would be a child of the e820 entry but it covers
> more space.
> [1] fixed a similar issue where the PNP device described only the
> first 16K of the MCH range. This case is slightly different because
> here it's the e820 entry that is incorrect.
> [1]

One of the reasons for iomem_resource is so we don't hand out the same
address space to two different devices. We *could* do that by keeping
track of the union of all devices and reserved areas that we know

But the current resource code is more strict: it enforces a hierarchy.
For example, in this case, it rejects the 00:00 PNP resource because
it is larger than the e820 entry. The problem with rejecting it is
that we might hand out [mem 0xfed14000-0xfed17fff] to another device
even though PNP told us that it's in use.

I'm about to head out for a few weeks of vacation, so I won't be able
to do anything with this.

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