Re: [PATCH v4 4/4] Use 2GB memory block size on large-memory x86-64 systems

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 - 19:41:18 EST

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Can you boot with "debug ignore_loglevel" so we can see following print out
>> for vmemmap?
> See attached. There are a few extra messages from my own debug printk()
> calls. It seems that we successfully deal with node 0 from topology_init()
> but die walking node 1. I see that the NODE_DATA limits for memory
> on node 1 were from 1d70000 to 3a00000. But when we get into
> register_mem_sect_under_node() we have rounded the start pfn down to
> 1d00000 ... and we panic processing that range (which is in a hole in e820).
> We seem to die here:
> for (pfn = sect_start_pfn; pfn <= sect_end_pfn; pfn++) {
> int page_nid;
> page_nid = get_nid_for_pfn(pfn);

oh, no.
register_mem_sect_under_node() is assuming:
first section in the block is present and first page in that section is present.
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