[PATCH] arm64: mm: use correct mapping granularity under DEBUG_RODATA

Ard Biesheuvel ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Mon Nov 16 04:00:54 PST 2015

On 16 November 2015 at 12:57, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com> wrote:
> Hi Ard,
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:18:14AM +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> When booting a 64k pages kernel that is built with CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
>> and resides at an offset that is not a multiple of 512 MB, the rounding
>> that occurs in __map_memblock() and fixup_executable() results in
>> incorrect regions being mapped.
>> The following snippet from /sys/kernel/debug/kernel_page_tables shows
>> how, when the kernel is loaded 2 MB above the base of DRAM at 0x40000000,
>> the first 2 MB of memory (which may be inaccessible from non-secure EL1
>> or just reserved by the firmware) is inadvertently mapped into the end of
>> the module region.
> I assume for the above that you mean the kernel is loaded TEXT_OFFSET
> above these addresses. It's only a nit, but it might make things harder
> for otehrs to reason about in future.
> Perhaps re-word in terms of PHYS_OFFSET/memstart_addr? e.g. "when
> PHYS_OFFSET is not a multiple of SECTION_SIZE ...".

The clearer the better, so yes, let's reword it.

>>   ---[ Modules start ]---
>>   0xfffffdffffe00000-0xfffffe0000000000     2M RW NX ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   ---[ Modules end ]---
>>   ---[ Kernel Mapping ]---
>>   0xfffffe0000000000-0xfffffe0000090000   576K RW NX ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   0xfffffe0000090000-0xfffffe0000200000  1472K ro x  ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   0xfffffe0000200000-0xfffffe0000800000     6M ro x  ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   0xfffffe0000800000-0xfffffe0000810000    64K ro x  ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   0xfffffe0000810000-0xfffffe0000a00000  1984K RW NX ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>>   0xfffffe0000a00000-0xfffffe00ffe00000  4084M RW NX ... UXN MEM/NORMAL
>> The same issue is likely to occur on 16k pages kernels whose load
>> address is not a multiple of 32 MB (i.e., SECTION_SIZE). So round to
>> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
> This looks good to me. With or without the rewording above:
> Acked-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
> Does this need to be backported to stable?

It should be fixed in stable, I think, but SWAPPER_BLOCK_SIZE is new
in v4.4 so we'd need another patch anyway.


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