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Old 07-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Dave Anderson
Default ARM: crash registers might be read from the wrong physical address

----- Original Message -----
> These are the same lines in my case.
> <readmem: c0d2af6c, KVADDR, "crash_notes", 4, (ROE), 85ba84c>
> <read_kdump: addr: c0d2af6c paddr: 80f2af6c cnt: 4>
> <readmem: f9fe0000, KVADDR, "note_buf_t", 560, (ROE), 85bac40> <--- !!
> <readmem: c0004000, KVADDR, "pgd page", 16384, (FOE), 914e8d0>
> I have never seen this problem before, so the behavior you see is
> exactly what I have seen before. However with a fairly new kernel I
> did not get the correct crash_notes. The investigation lead to the
> patch for the problem described in my previous mail.
> I have not investigated if there is any patch in newer kernels that
> changes this behavior and in that case where it comes from (it could
> be a patch by us). However as the algorithm for reading crash_notes
> is wrong, as it depends on a variable that is not yet initialized, I
> think it should be corrected anyhow. I have tested my patch with
> both newer and older kernels and it works as intended.

OK, good. And so apparently the per-cpu region has been moved up
into vmalloc space. I'll queue the change into crash-6.0.9.

For curiosity's sake, can you show me the per-cpu symbol list? In
my sample ARM kernel, it's located in the unity-mapped region just
below the .text section, and can be seen like this:

crash> sym -l
... [ cut ] ...
c004e000 (d) .data..percpu
c004e000 (D) __per_cpu_load
c004e000 (D) __per_cpu_start
c004e000 (D) cpu_data
c004e040 (d) percpu_clockevent
c004e098 (D) current_kprobe
c004e09c (D) kprobe_ctlblk
c004e130 (d) bp_on_reg
c004e170 (d) wp_on_reg
c004e1b0 (D) mmu_gathers
c004e1c0 (D) current_mm
c004e1e0 (D) kstat
... [ cut ] ...
c004f0b4 (d) xmit_recursion
c004f0b8 (d) rt_cache_stat
c004f100 (d) runqueues
c004f620 (d) gcwq_nr_running
c004f640 (d) cfd_data
c004f660 (d) call_single_queue
c004f6a0 (d) csd_data
c004f6c0 (D) softnet_data
c004f7a0 (D) __per_cpu_end
c0050000 (t) .text

Your newer kernel must move it up to ~fxxxxxxx?


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