[Cbe-oss-dev] [PATCH] Fix sparsemem on Cell
haveblue at us.ibm.com
Sat Dec 16 04:57:50 EST 2006
On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 18:22 +0100, Michael Buesch wrote:
> On Friday 15 December 2006 17:53, Dave Hansen wrote:
> > lxc-dave/init/main.c | 4 ++++
> > lxc-dave/mm/page_alloc.c | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---
> > 2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > diff -puN init/main.c~sparsemem-fix init/main.c
> > --- lxc/init/main.c~sparsemem-fix 2006-12-15 08:49:53.000000000 -0800
> > +++ lxc-dave/init/main.c 2006-12-15 08:49:53.000000000 -0800
> > @@ -770,6 +770,10 @@ static int init(void * unused)
> > free_initmem();
> > unlock_kernel();
> > mark_rodata_ro();
> > + /*
> > + * Memory hotplug requires that this system_state transition
> > + * happer after free_initmem(). (see memmap_init_zone())
> Other than that, can't this possibly race and crash here?
> I mean, it's not a big race window, but it can happen, no?
That's a good point. Nice eye.
There are three routes in here: boot-time init, an ACPI call, and a
write to a sysfs file. Bootmem is taken care of. The write to a sysfs
file can't happen yet because userspace isn't up.
The only question would be about ACPI. I _guess_ an ACPI event could
come in at any time, and could hit this race window.
One other thought I had was to add an argument to memmap_init_zone() to
indicate that the memory being fed to it was contiguous and did not need
the validation checks.
Anybody have thoughts on that?
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