Re: [PATCH v3] mm: Check if section present during memory block registering

From: David Rientjes
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 - 20:02:55 EST

On Wed, 26 Aug 2015, Yinghai Lu wrote:

> Tony found on his setup, if memory block size 512M will cause crash
> during booting.
> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffea0074000020
> IP: [<ffffffff81670527>] get_nid_for_pfn+0x17/0x40
> PGD 128ffcb067 PUD 128ffc9067 PMD 0
> Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
> Modules linked in:
> CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.2.0-rc8 #1
> ...
> Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff81453b56>] ? register_mem_sect_under_node+0x66/0xe0
> [<ffffffff81453eeb>] register_one_node+0x17b/0x240
> [<ffffffff81b1f1ed>] ? pci_iommu_alloc+0x6e/0x6e
> [<ffffffff81b1f229>] topology_init+0x3c/0x95
> [<ffffffff8100213d>] do_one_initcall+0xcd/0x1f0
> The system has non continuous RAM address:
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000001300000000-0x0000001cffffffff] usable
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000001d70000000-0x0000001ec7ffefff] usable
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000001f00000000-0x0000002bffffffff] usable
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000002c18000000-0x0000002d6fffefff] usable
> BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000002e00000000-0x00000039ffffffff] usable
> So there are start sections in memory block not present.
> For example:
> memory block : [0x2c18000000, 0x2c20000000) 512M
> first three sections are not present.
> Current register_mem_sect_under_node() assume first section is present,
> but memory block section number range [start_section_nr, end_section_nr]
> would include not present section.
> For arch that support vmemmap, we don't setup memmap for struct page area
> within not present sections area.
> So skip the pfn range that belong to absent section.
> Reported-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx>
> Fixes: bdee237c0343 ("x86: mm: Use 2GB memory block size on large memory x86-64 systems")
> Fixes: 982792c782ef ("x86, mm: probe memory block size for generic x86 64bit")
> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx #v3.15

With the fixes folded:

Tested-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
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