[PATCH] kexec/fs2dt: fix endianess conversion
horms at verge.net.au
Wed Oct 16 21:44:01 EDT 2013
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:42:53AM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:33:43AM +0200, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> > On 16/10/2013 09:28, Simon Horman wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:05:28PM +0200, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> > >> While reviewing fs2dt.c in the common kexec directory, in order to use it to
> > >> support little endian ppc64 architecture, I found some endianess
> > >> conversion's issues.
> > >>
> > >> In dt_reserve, dt_base is a pointer and thus should not be converted.
> > >>
> > >> In checkprop, values read from the device tree are big endian encoded and
> > >> should be converted if CPU is running in little endian mode.
> > >>
> > >> In add_dyn_reconf_usable_mem_property__, fix extraneous endianess conversion
> > >> of rlen which should be natively used to increase the dt pointer.
> > >
> > > These changes seem logical to me.
> > >
> > > However, I'm unsure how the code might have worked as-is.
> > > In particular I'm pretty sure ARM was running in little endian
> > > mode when I worked on DT support for it. Perhaps these code
> > > paths were not executed. Or the errors cancelled themselves out somehow?
> > I've to admit that I don't know how this has worked for ARM.
> > I run this patch with a set of change I'm working on to support PPC64
> > little endian architecture. My tests were done with kexec-tools built in
> > little endian mode, using this fs2dt.c file and I need this fix to build
> > a valid device tree.
> > The fix is dt_reserve is hit unless the device tree is large enough. I
> > had to reduce INIT_TREE_WORDS to hit it.
> > I think the ones in checkprop, add_dyn_reconf_usable_mem_property__ are
> > Power specific since RTAS and 'ibm,dynamic-memory' are required to hit them.
> > This may explain why this issue are not seen in ARM mode.
> Perhaps, its a bit of a mystery.
> I think that I will apply your change as it does seem to be correct.
And I have. It should appear on kernel.org shortly.
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