Re: [RFC] dev/mem: "memtester -p 0x6c80000000000 10G" cause crash

From: Xishi Qiu
Date: Tue May 02 2017 - 05:33:17 EST

On 2017/5/2 17:16, Michal Hocko wrote:

> On Tue 02-05-17 16:52:00, Xishi Qiu wrote:
>> On 2017/5/2 16:43, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Tue 02-05-17 15:59:23, Xishi Qiu wrote:
>>>> Hi, I use "memtester -p 0x6c80000000000 10G" to test physical address 0x6c80000000000
>>>> Because this physical address is invalid, and valid_mmap_phys_addr_range()
>>>> always return 1, so it causes crash.
>>>> My question is that should the user assure the physical address is valid?
>>> We already seem to be checking range_is_allowed(). What is your
>>> CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM setting? The code seems to be rather confusing but
>>> my assumption is that you better know what you are doing when mapping
>>> this file.
>> HI Michal,
>> CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM=y, and range_is_allowed() will skip memory, but
>> 0x6c80000000000 is not memory, it is just a invalid address, so it cause
>> crash.
> OK, I only now looked at the value. It is beyond addressable limit
> (for 47b address space). None of the checks seems to stop this because
> range_is_allowed() resp. its devmem_is_allowed() will allow it as a
> non RAM (!page_is_ram check). I am not really sure how to fix this or
> whether even we should try to fix this particular problem. As I've said
> /dev/mem is dangerous and you should better know what you are doing when
> accessing it.

OK, I know, thank you!

Xishi Qiu