[PATCH v2 2/3] RISC-V: Add kdump support

Nick Kossifidis mick at ics.forth.gr
Thu Jul 16 11:31:29 EDT 2020

Στις 2020-07-11 06:59, Palmer Dabbelt έγραψε:
> On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:05:11 PDT (-0700), mick at ics.forth.gr wrote:
>> +
>> +	/* Switch to physical addressing */
>> +	csrw	sptbr, zero
> I guess I'm missing something, but I'd assume that we would need some 
> sort of
> tvec juggling here like we usually do when jumping between virtual and 
> physical
> spaces.  I get that we're not relocating the kernel that we're jumping 
> to, but
> I don't understand how PAGE_OFFSET works.

We only clean up registers after this, interrupts are disabled, and jalr 
will be called with an absolute physical address after satp is zero. I 
don't see how we can end up with a trap but I can add a1 to stvec just 
in case if you want.

>> +
>> +	/* Pass the arguments to the next kernel  / Cleanup*/
> Missing space in that comment.


>> +	/* Add /memory regions to the resource tree */
>> +	for_each_memblock(memory, region) {
>> +		res = memblock_alloc(sizeof(struct resource), SMP_CACHE_BYTES);
>> +		if (!res)
>> +			panic("%s: Failed to allocate %zu bytes\n", __func__,
>> +			      sizeof(struct resource));
>> +
>> +		if (unlikely(memblock_is_nomap(region))) {
>> +			res->name = "Reserved";
> This differs from what I ended up with in that I don't have 
> just copied this blindly from arm64 so I don't actually know what the
> difference is.

For now since we don't mark any /memory regions with the NOMAP flag (ARM 
for example does this for the kernel image region) this code won't be 
executed, I put it there for completeness in case we do so in the 
future. In any case the idea is to prevent a region marked with NOMAP to 
be accessible through /dev/mem when STRICT_DEVMEM & IO_STRICT_DEVMEM is 
enabled. On devmem_is_allowed(), the default page_is_ram() will check 
for IORESOURCE_SYSTEM_RAM flag so it will not prevent this region from 
being mapped through /dev/mem since it's flaged with IORESOURCE_MEM 
instead. The idea is to rely on iomem_is_exclusive() to do the work, and 
for that we need the region to be marked as busy 

I wanted to do something to also honor the no_map flag on the 
/reserved-memory regions that according to the device tree spec, 
shouldn't be available to any other than the driver (so we should also 
prevent them from being accessible through /dev/mem), and I noticed that 
other archs don't deal with this. However this was a bit off-topic since 
it had nothing to do with kexec/kdump.

> If you split out init_resource() then I can take it before the rest of 
> the
> kexec stuff.

I'll send a patch for populating ioresources and also add the extra 
sauce for handling no_map for /reserved-memory regions. Then I'll send 
kdump / crashkernel on top. Is it OK if I remove the existing code from 
mm/init.c and add the new one on kernel/setup.c ? After all it's not 
related to mm, ioresources is a different thing and other archs also 
handle this on setup.c.

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