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authorHaren Myneni <haren@us.ibm.com>2006-02-10 01:51:05 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-02-10 08:13:12 -0800
commit9c15e852a524d55ab768cf48c97f5c684f876af2 (patch)
tree897cc70b792652599e7f135e4cb4aeff82a3f2b8 /init/initramfs.c
parentafcd024183d8a6eae7e489ce50b2485c5ae4f662 (diff)
[PATCH] kexec: fix in free initrd when overlapped with crashkernel region
It is possible that the reserved crashkernel region can be overlapped with initrd since the bootloader sets the initrd location. When the initrd region is freed, the second kernel memory will not be contiguous. The Kexec_load can cause an oops since there is no contiguous memory to write the second kernel or this memory could be used in the first kernel itself and may not be part of the dump. For example, on powerpc, the initrd is located at 36MB and the crashkernel starts at 32MB. The kexec_load caused panic since writing into non-allocated memory (after 36MB). We could see the similar issue even on other archs. One possibility is to move the initrd outside of crashkernel region. But, the initrd region will be freed anyway before the system is up. This patch fixes this issue and frees only regions that are not part of crashkernel memory in case overlaps. Signed-off-by: Haren Myneni <haren@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/initramfs.c')
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
index 0c5d9a3f951..637344b0598 100644
--- a/init/initramfs.c
+++ b/init/initramfs.c
@@ -466,10 +466,32 @@ static char * __init unpack_to_rootfs(char *buf, unsigned len, int check_only)
extern char __initramfs_start[], __initramfs_end[];
#include <linux/initrd.h>
+#include <linux/kexec.h>
static void __init free_initrd(void)
- free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, initrd_end);
+ unsigned long crashk_start = (unsigned long)__va(crashk_res.start);
+ unsigned long crashk_end = (unsigned long)__va(crashk_res.end);
+ /*
+ * If the initrd region is overlapped with crashkernel reserved region,
+ * free only memory that is not part of crashkernel region.
+ */
+ if (initrd_start < crashk_end && initrd_end > crashk_start) {
+ /*
+ * Initialize initrd memory region since the kexec boot does
+ * not do.
+ */
+ memset((void *)initrd_start, 0, initrd_end - initrd_start);
+ if (initrd_start < crashk_start)
+ free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, crashk_start);
+ if (initrd_end > crashk_end)
+ free_initrd_mem(crashk_end, initrd_end);
+ } else
+ free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, initrd_end);
initrd_start = 0;
initrd_end = 0;