[PATCH 1/1] mm, memory_hotplug: Initialize struct pages for the full memory section

From: Mikhail Zaslonko
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 - 08:07:27 EST

If memory end is not aligned with the sparse memory section boundary, the
mapping of such a section is only partly initialized. This may lead to
VM_BUG_ON due to uninitialized struct page access from
is_mem_section_removable() or test_pages_in_a_zone() function triggered by
memory_hotplug sysfs handlers:

page:000003d082008000 is uninitialized and poisoned
page dumped because: VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(PagePoisoned(p))
Call Trace:
([<0000000000385b26>] test_pages_in_a_zone+0xde/0x160)
[<00000000008f15c4>] show_valid_zones+0x5c/0x190
[<00000000008cf9c4>] dev_attr_show+0x34/0x70
[<0000000000463ad0>] sysfs_kf_seq_show+0xc8/0x148
[<00000000003e4194>] seq_read+0x204/0x480
[<00000000003b53ea>] __vfs_read+0x32/0x178
[<00000000003b55b2>] vfs_read+0x82/0x138
[<00000000003b5be2>] ksys_read+0x5a/0xb0
[<0000000000b86ba0>] system_call+0xdc/0x2d8
Last Breaking-Event-Address:
[<0000000000385b26>] test_pages_in_a_zone+0xde/0x160
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception: panic_on_oops

Fix the problem by initializing the last memory section of the highest zone
in memmap_init_zone() till the very end, even if it goes beyond the zone

Signed-off-by: Mikhail Zaslonko <zaslonko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Gerald Schaefer <gerald.schaefer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mm/page_alloc.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 2ec9cc407216..41ef5508e5f1 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -5542,6 +5542,21 @@ void __meminit memmap_init_zone(unsigned long size, int nid, unsigned long zone,
+ /*
+ * If there is no zone spanning the rest of the section
+ * then we should at least initialize those pages. Otherwise we
+ * could blow up on a poisoned page in some paths which depend
+ * on full sections being initialized (e.g. memory hotplug).
+ */
+ if (end_pfn == max_pfn) {
+ while (end_pfn % PAGES_PER_SECTION) {
+ __init_single_page(pfn_to_page(end_pfn), end_pfn, zone,
+ nid);
+ end_pfn++;
+ }
+ }