[PATCH v2 4/4] arm64: acpi: fix alignment fault in accessing ACPI

James Morse james.morse at arm.com
Thu Jun 28 10:28:32 PDT 2018


Hi Akashi,

On 19/06/18 07:44, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
> This is a fix against the issue that crash dump kernel may hang up
> during booting, which can happen on any ACPI-based system with "ACPI
> Reclaim Memory."
> 
> (kernel messages after panic kicked off kdump)
> 	   (snip...)
> 	Bye!
> 	   (snip...)
> 	ACPI: Core revision 20170728
> 	pud=000000002e7d0003, *pmd=000000002e7c0003, *pte=00e8000039710707
> 	Internal error: Oops: 96000021 [#1] SMP
> 	Modules linked in:
> 	CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.14.0-rc6 #1
> 	task: ffff000008d05180 task.stack: ffff000008cc0000
> 	PC is at acpi_ns_lookup+0x25c/0x3c0
> 	LR is at acpi_ds_load1_begin_op+0xa4/0x294
> 	   (snip...)
> 	Process swapper/0 (pid: 0, stack limit = 0xffff000008cc0000)
> 	Call trace:
> 	   (snip...)
> 	[<ffff0000084a6764>] acpi_ns_lookup+0x25c/0x3c0
> 	[<ffff00000849b4f8>] acpi_ds_load1_begin_op+0xa4/0x294
> 	[<ffff0000084ad4ac>] acpi_ps_build_named_op+0xc4/0x198
> 	[<ffff0000084ad6cc>] acpi_ps_create_op+0x14c/0x270
> 	[<ffff0000084acfa8>] acpi_ps_parse_loop+0x188/0x5c8
> 	[<ffff0000084ae048>] acpi_ps_parse_aml+0xb0/0x2b8
> 	[<ffff0000084a8e10>] acpi_ns_one_complete_parse+0x144/0x184
> 	[<ffff0000084a8e98>] acpi_ns_parse_table+0x48/0x68
> 	[<ffff0000084a82cc>] acpi_ns_load_table+0x4c/0xdc
> 	[<ffff0000084b32f8>] acpi_tb_load_namespace+0xe4/0x264
> 	[<ffff000008baf9b4>] acpi_load_tables+0x48/0xc0
> 	[<ffff000008badc20>] acpi_early_init+0x9c/0xd0
> 	[<ffff000008b70d50>] start_kernel+0x3b4/0x43c
> 	Code: b9008fb9 2a000318 36380054 32190318 (b94002c0)
> 	---[ end trace c46ed37f9651c58e ]---
> 	Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
> 	Rebooting in 10 seconds..
> 
> (diagnosis)
> * This fault is a data abort, alignment fault (ESR=0x96000021)
>   during reading out ACPI table.
> * Initial ACPI tables are normally stored in system ram and marked as
>   "ACPI Reclaim memory" by the firmware.
> * After the commit f56ab9a5b73c ("efi/arm: Don't mark ACPI reclaim
>   memory as MEMBLOCK_NOMAP"), those regions are differently handled
>   as they are "memblock-reserved", without NOMAP bit.
> * So they are now excluded from device tree's "usable-memory-range"
>   which kexec-tools determines based on a current view of /proc/iomem.
> * When crash dump kernel boots up, it tries to accesses ACPI tables by
>   mapping them with ioremap(), not ioremap_cache(), in acpi_os_ioremap()
>   since they are no longer part of mapped system ram.
> * Given that ACPI accessor/helper functions are compiled in without
>   unaligned access support (ACPI_MISALIGNMENT_NOT_SUPPORTED),
>   any unaligned access to ACPI tables can cause a fatal panic.
> 
> With this patch, acpi_os_ioremap() always honors memory attribute
> information provided by the firmware (EFI) and retaining cacheability
> allows the kernel safe access to ACPI tables.

Reviewed-by: James Morse <james.morse at arm.com>


Thanks,

James



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