[PATCH v2 1/1] arm64: mm: correct the inside linear map boundaries during hotplug check

Pavel Tatashin pasha.tatashin at soleen.com
Mon Feb 15 17:28:18 EST 2021

> >
> > Btw, the KASLR check is incorrect: memstart_addr could also be
> > negative when running the 52-bit VA kernel on hardware that is only
> > 48-bit VA capable.
> Good point!
> if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_ARM64_VA_BITS_52) && (vabits_actual != 52))
>     memstart_addr -= _PAGE_OFFSET(48) - _PAGE_OFFSET(52);
> So, I will remove IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE) again.

Hi Ard,

Actually, looking more at this, I do not see how with 52VA on a 48VA
processor start offset can become negative unless randomization is
The start of the linear map will point to the first physical address
that is reported by memblock_start_of_DRAM(). However, memstart_addr
will be negative. So, I think the current approach using

48VA processor with VA_BITS_48:
memstart_addr 40000000
start_linear_pa 40000000
end_linear_pa 80003fffffff

48VA processor with VA_BITS_52:
memstart_addr fff1000040000000   <- Negative
start_linear_pa 40000000  <- positive, and the first PA address
end_linear_pa 80003fffffff

Thank you,

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