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[Xen-devel] Re: [GIT PULL tip/x86/mm] xen/x86 fixes

To: Stefano Stabellini <Stefano.Stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [GIT PULL tip/x86/mm] xen/x86 fixes
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:44:45 +0000
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>, "linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 16 Mar 2011, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 01:17:23PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > recently we had a couple of long discussions with Yinghai about boot
> > > crashes on xen, related to pagetable initialization.
> > > As a result we came up with three patches, two of them fix the first [1]
> > > boot crash and provide a nice cleanup on native:
> > 
> > I don't know why this is happening now, but it could be very well
> > related to the build config. Smaller builds don't seem to encounter this, 
> > while
> > this is a distro type build. If I use:
> > 
> > > Stefano Stabellini (1):
> > >       xen: set max_pfn_mapped to the last pfn mapped
> > 
> > it hangs during bootup. The machine hangs during the box (no keyboard 
> > interaction)
> > and I can see this in the bootup.
> Konrad sent me few other logs offline: log1 is the log of the hang and
> log2 is a successful boot (reverting the problematic patch).
> It looks like the SP5100 TCO WatchDog Timer Driver is using ioremap on
> an address (0xb8fe00) that belongs to the memory range used for the
> pagetable (0x9fc000-0xf43fff).
> In the succesful case max_pfn_mapped is higher so the pagetable is
> located at an higher address (0x16dfb000-0x17342fff) so the problem
> doesn't occur.
> I still have few unaswered questions on this issue: if we assume that
> the ioremap address is the same in the two cases (0xb8fe00), how is it
> possible that in the first case it is ram (page_is_ram returns true)
> while in the second case it is not (otherwise we would still get a
> warning from ioremap): page_is_ram shouldn't be affected by the position
> of the kernel pagetable, and the e820 is still the same.
> In any case if 0xb8fe00 is really an MMIO address memblock_find_in_range
> shouldn't have returned the range (0x9fc000-0xf43fff) in
> find_early_table_space.

The issue is due to a bug in the TCO driver and has been fixed thanks
to Yinghai.

Peter, can I add your ack to "Cleanup highmap after brk is concluded" by

Should I send another git pull request for tip even though the two
patches on linux-tip that this series was depending on have gone

x86-64: Move out cleanup higmap [_brk_end, _end) out of init_memory_mapping()
x86-64, mm: Put early page table high

Should I send the git pull request to Linus instead?

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