[PATCH v13 03/16] s390, kexec_file: drop arch_kexec_mem_walk()

AKASHI Takahiro takahiro.akashi at linaro.org
Wed Aug 1 17:01:52 PDT 2018


Hi,

On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 10:29:51AM +0200, Philipp Rudo wrote:
> Hey Akashi,
> 
> I kept thinking about this patch and remembered why I didn't made the change
> you are suggesting now.

Hmm.

> The problem is when you only check for kbuf->mem you are excluding address 0,
> which might be a valid address to load the kernel to. On s390 this is actually
> done when the kernel is not loaded via a boot loader. For kexec_file however,
> we cut off the first few kB of the image and jump directly to 'startup'. So
> checking for !0 does not cause a problem here.

Yeah, as Dave(RedHat) described, all the current kexec-capable architectures,
except arm64, implicitly initialize kbuf.mem to zero with "kbuf = { ... }"
initializer. So surely my change would not break anything on the existing code.
On the other hand, I also see your concern here.

> Anyway, the long term safer solution would be something like
> 
> #define KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN (-1UL)
> 
> for architectures to tell common code to search a fitting mem hole.

This would require the existing code on every arch to be modified, which
I think should be avoided if possible. Instead,
we'd better define in linux/kexec.h:
  #ifndef KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN
  #define KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN 0
  #endif
and then check for kbuf in kexec_locate_mem_hole():
  if (kbuf->mem != KEXEC_BUF_MEM_UNKNOWN)
        return 0;
  ...

This way if some arch wants to treat *zero* as a valid address, it can
redefine this macro in arch/asm/kexec.h.

Thanks,
-Takahiro AKASHI

> 
> Back then I didn't do the change because I had the other workaround, which
> didn't require a common code change. But when you are touching the code now it
> is worth thinking about it.
> 
> Just wanted to let you know
> Philipp
> 
> 
> On Wed,  1 Aug 2018 16:58:07 +0900
> AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi at linaro.org> wrote:
> 
> > Since s390 already knows where to locate buffers, calling
> > arch_kexec_mem_walk() has no sense. So we can just drop it as kbuf->mem
> > indicates this while all other architectures sets it to 0 initially.
> > 
> > This change is a preparatory work for the next patch, where all the
> > variant memory walks, either on system resource or memblock, will be
> > put in one common place so that it will satisfy all the architectures'
> > need.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi at linaro.org>
> > Reviewed-by: Philipp Rudo <prudo at linux.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky at de.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens at de.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>
> > Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com>
> > Cc: Baoquan He <bhe at redhat.com>
> > ---
> >  arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c | 10 ----------
> >  kernel/kexec_file.c                   |  4 ++++
> >  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c b/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > index f413f57f8d20..32023b4f9dc0 100644
> > --- a/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > +++ b/arch/s390/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
> > @@ -134,16 +134,6 @@ int kexec_file_add_initrd(struct kimage *image, struct s390_load_data *data,
> >  	return ret;
> >  }
> >  
> > -/*
> > - * The kernel is loaded to a fixed location. Turn off kexec_locate_mem_hole
> > - * and provide kbuf->mem by hand.
> > - */
> > -int arch_kexec_walk_mem(struct kexec_buf *kbuf,
> > -			int (*func)(struct resource *, void *))
> > -{
> > -	return 1;
> > -}
> > -
> >  int arch_kexec_apply_relocations_add(struct purgatory_info *pi,
> >  				     Elf_Shdr *section,
> >  				     const Elf_Shdr *relsec,
> > diff --git a/kernel/kexec_file.c b/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > index 63c7ce1c0c3e..bf39df5e5bb9 100644
> > --- a/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > +++ b/kernel/kexec_file.c
> > @@ -534,6 +534,10 @@ int kexec_locate_mem_hole(struct kexec_buf *kbuf)
> >  {
> >  	int ret;
> >  
> > +	/* Arch knows where to place */
> > +	if (kbuf->mem)
> > +		return 0;
> > +
> >  	ret = arch_kexec_walk_mem(kbuf, locate_mem_hole_callback);
> >  
> >  	return ret == 1 ? 0 : -EADDRNOTAVAIL;
> 



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