[PATCH] kdump: Fix invalid access on i386 sparsemem.

Ken'ichi Ohmichi oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp
Mon Oct 20 00:51:52 EDT 2008


Since linux-2.6.27, kdump has failed on i386 sparsemem kernel.
1st-kernel gets a panic just before switching to 2nd-kernel.

The cause is that a kernel accesses invalid mem_section by
page_to_pfn(image->swap_page) at machine_kexec().
image->swap_page is allocated if kexec for hibernation, but
it is not allocated if kdump. So if kdump, a kernel should
not access the mem_section corresponding to image->swap_page.
The attached patch fixes this invalid access.

Ken'ichi Ohmichi

Signed-off-by: Ken'ichi Ohmichi <oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp>
diff -rpuN a/arch/x86/kernel/machine_kexec_32.c b/arch/x86/kernel/machine_kexec_32.c
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/machine_kexec_32.c	2008-10-10 07:13:53.000000000 +0900
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/machine_kexec_32.c	2008-10-17 20:38:37.000000000 +0900
@@ -162,7 +162,10 @@ void machine_kexec(struct kimage *image)
 	page_list[VA_PTE_0] = (unsigned long)kexec_pte0;
 	page_list[PA_PTE_1] = __pa(kexec_pte1);
 	page_list[VA_PTE_1] = (unsigned long)kexec_pte1;
-	page_list[PA_SWAP_PAGE] = (page_to_pfn(image->swap_page) << PAGE_SHIFT);
+	if (image->type == KEXEC_TYPE_DEFAULT)
+		page_list[PA_SWAP_PAGE] = (page_to_pfn(image->swap_page)
+						<< PAGE_SHIFT);
 	/* The segment registers are funny things, they have both a
 	 * visible and an invisible part.  Whenever the visible part is

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