LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
To: "Éric Piel" <Eric.Piel@tremplin-utc.net>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	dsdt@gaugusch.at, len.brown@intel.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Subject: Re: acpi dsts loading and populate_rootfs
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:51:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1203670297.4995.12.camel@queen.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47BDC705.6090902@tremplin-utc.net>

On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 19:46 +0100, Éric Piel wrote:
> 12/02/08 06:37, Christoph Hellwig wrote/a écrit:
> > [skipping the populate_rootfs discussion as it seems you have a better
> >  handle on that than me]
> > 
> > On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:58:09PM +0100, Eric Piel wrote:
> >>> And while we're at it the file reading thing in there is utter crap
> >>> aswell.  You really should be using the firmware loader which works
> >>> perfectly fine if you initramfs is set up for it.  So please folks,
> >>> back to the drawing board, do it properly and send it out to lkml
> >>> for review please.
> >> Christoph, if you have seen this part of the code, you have probably 
> >> also read the big fat warning explaining why this cannot be done by 
> >> firmware loader (ie: userspace cannot be run at this early time, 
> >> corresponding to acpi_early_init()). However, you probably know the 
> >> kernel ten times better than me. Could you explain what I misunderstood 
> >> when writing this warning, and give me some hints about how to use the 
> >> firmware loader in this case?
> > 
> > Sorry, I misparsed the comment.  I took it for the usual I'm too lazy
> > to put something that could load firmware into initramfs excuse.
> > 
> > But thinking about it is there a reason acpi initialization needs to
> > happen so early that we can't even have userspace in initramfs running?

Maybe you do not need to activate ACPI mode yet, but you need to load
the tables early.

> Hi,
> I guess in the complete absolute point of view it's possible to run
> userspace without ACPI, after all that's what happens if you don't
> activate ACPI in your kernel. However, so far I've taken the init order
> as a constant. I'd really prefer not to have to mess with a complete
> init order reorganization ;-)

Which is probably a good idea.
AFAIK Numa, possibly Apic tables must be available quite early.

   Thomas

> > 
> > But if we can't use real userspace this could should at least be written
> > like the pseudo-userspace in init/do_mounts*.c, using the sys_ syscall
> > implementations.
> Yes, thank you very much for the links. Attached is a patch that does
> this.
> 
> > 
> > As an additional comment the stat + open approach is racy and not a good
> > idea.  Please just open the file using sys_open, it will tell you
> > if the file doesn't exist and then use fstat on it to find the
> > length.  It would also be useful if this kind of code is not hidden
> > inside acpi but rather done somewhere close to the early init code
> > because that's where people would expect this kind of nastiness.
> The attached patch also fixes the stat + open order.
> 
> Concerning the place of the code, I've tried to find a better place.
> However, as acpi_early_init(), from which this function is called, is
> placed in driver/acpi/ and the acpi_find_dsdt_initrd() function contains
> quite a few references to acpi code it really looked strange to move it
> out from the current file. If you still think it make much more sense to
> move it somewhere else, could you hint me about which you would think it
> fit better in?
> 
> In the mean time, here is a patch which should get the situation already
> much cleaner. It has been tested on various configs (with and without
> DSDT). Let me know if you think it is acceptable.
> 
> See you,
> Eric
> 
> ---
> Use userland-like functions for reading the ACPI table
> 
> As recommended by Christoph Hellwig, even if we can't rely on the userspace
> firmware loader so early at boot, at least use normal syscall (as in
> init/do_mounts_*.c). Similarly, use kfree() instead of ACPI_FREE().
> 
> Also, it's recommended to open the file before stating it, to avoid surprises.
> ---
>  drivers/acpi/osl.c |   33 +++++++++++++++------------------
>  1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/osl.c b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> index 34b3386..b836305 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> @@ -42,6 +42,7 @@
>  #include <acpi/acpi_bus.h>
>  #include <acpi/processor.h>
>  #include <asm/uaccess.h>
> +#include <linux/syscalls.h>
>  
>  #include <linux/efi.h>
>  #include <linux/ioport.h>
> @@ -327,8 +328,7 @@ acpi_os_predefined_override(const struct acpi_predefined_names *init_val,
>  #ifdef CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT_INITRD
>  static struct acpi_table_header *acpi_find_dsdt_initrd(void)
>  {
> -	struct file *firmware_file;
> -	mm_segment_t oldfs;
> +	int fd;
>  	unsigned long len, len2;
>  	struct acpi_table_header *dsdt_buffer, *ret = NULL;
>  	struct kstat stat;
> @@ -342,20 +342,21 @@ struct acpi_table_header *acpi_find_dsdt_initrd(void)
>  	 * But this code must be run before there is any userspace available.
>  	 * A static/init firmware infrastructure doesn't exist yet...
>  	 */
> -	if (vfs_stat(ramfs_dsdt_name, &stat) < 0)
> -		return ret;
> +	fd = sys_open(ramfs_dsdt_name, O_RDONLY, 0);
> +	if (fd < 0)
> +		return ret; /* No need for warning, no DSDT override is normal */
> +
> +	/* There exists 3 different sys_fstat's, all are wrapper to vfs_fstat */
> +	if (vfs_fstat(fd, &stat) < 0) {
> +		printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Failed to stat %s.\n", ramfs_dsdt_name);
> +		goto err;
> +	}
>  
>  	len = stat.size;
>  	/* check especially against empty files */
>  	if (len <= 4) {
>  		printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Failed: DSDT only %lu bytes.\n", len);
> -		return ret;
> -	}
> -
> -	firmware_file = filp_open(ramfs_dsdt_name, O_RDONLY, 0);
> -	if (IS_ERR(firmware_file)) {
> -		printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Failed to open %s.\n", ramfs_dsdt_name);
> -		return ret;
> +		goto err;
>  	}
>  
>  	dsdt_buffer = kmalloc(len, GFP_ATOMIC);
> @@ -364,15 +365,11 @@ struct acpi_table_header *acpi_find_dsdt_initrd(void)
>  		goto err;
>  	}
>  
> -	oldfs = get_fs();
> -	set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
> -	len2 = vfs_read(firmware_file, (char __user *)dsdt_buffer, len,
> -		&firmware_file->f_pos);
> -	set_fs(oldfs);
> +	len2 = sys_read(fd, (char __user *)dsdt_buffer, len);
>  	if (len2 < len) {
>  		printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Failed to read %lu bytes from %s.\n",
>  			len, ramfs_dsdt_name);
> -		ACPI_FREE(dsdt_buffer);
> +		kfree(dsdt_buffer);
>  		goto err;
>  	}
>  
> @@ -380,7 +377,7 @@ struct acpi_table_header *acpi_find_dsdt_initrd(void)
>  			len, ramfs_dsdt_name);
>  	ret = dsdt_buffer;
>  err:
> -	filp_close(firmware_file, NULL);
> +	sys_close(fd);
>  	return ret;
>  }
>  #endif
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-22  8:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-10  7:12 Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-10  7:14 ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-10 11:58   ` Eric Piel
2008-02-11 13:47     ` Sergey Vlasov
2008-02-11 23:41       ` Éric Piel
2008-02-21 19:02         ` [PATCH] Allow populate_rootfs() to be called early (was: acpi dsts loading and populate_rootfs) Éric Piel
2008-02-21 19:04           ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-21 21:27             ` [PATCH] Allow populate_rootfs() to be called early Éric Piel
2008-02-23 19:40           ` [PATCH] Allow populate_rootfs() to be called early (resent, with sob) Éric Piel
2008-02-12  5:37     ` acpi dsts loading and populate_rootfs Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-21 18:46       ` Éric Piel
2008-02-22  8:51         ` Thomas Renninger [this message]
2008-02-22  9:05           ` Thomas Renninger
2008-02-22  9:53           ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-23 19:34         ` [PATCH] Use userland-like functions for reading the ACPI table Éric Piel
2008-02-23 20:45           ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-24  1:31             ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-24 19:02               ` Éric Piel

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=1203670297.4995.12.camel@queen.suse.de \
    --to=trenn@suse.de \
    --cc=Eric.Piel@tremplin-utc.net \
    --cc=andi@firstfloor.org \
    --cc=dsdt@gaugusch.at \
    --cc=hch@lst.de \
    --cc=len.brown@intel.com \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=torvalds@osdl.org \
    --subject='Re: acpi dsts loading and populate_rootfs' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).