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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@oracle.com>
Cc: steven.sistare@oracle.com, daniel.m.jordan@oracle.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, tglx@linutronix.de,
	mhocko@suse.com, linux-mm@kvack.org, mgorman@techsingularity.net,
	mingo@kernel.org, peterz@infradead.org, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	fengguang.wu@intel.com, dennisszhou@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mm: access to uninitialized struct page
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:26:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180430162658.598dd5dcdd0c67e36953281c@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180426202619.2768-1-pasha.tatashin@oracle.com>

On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:19 -0400 Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@oracle.com> wrote:

> The following two bugs were reported by Fengguang Wu:
> 
> kernel reboot-without-warning in early-boot stage, last printk:
> early console in setup code
> 
> http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180418135300.inazvpxjxowogyge@wfg-t540p.sh.intel.com
> 
> ...
>
> --- a/init/main.c
> +++ b/init/main.c
> @@ -585,8 +585,8 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __init start_kernel(void)
>  	setup_log_buf(0);
>  	vfs_caches_init_early();
>  	sort_main_extable();
> -	trap_init();
>  	mm_init();
> +	trap_init();
>  
>  	ftrace_init();

Gulp.  Let's hope that nothing in mm_init() requires that trap_init()
has been run.  What happens if something goes wrong during mm_init()
and the architecture attempts to raise a software exception, hits a bus
error, div-by-zero, etc, etc?  Might there be hard-to-discover
dependencies in such a case?

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-30 23:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-26 20:26 Pavel Tatashin
2018-04-30 23:26 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2018-04-30 23:58   ` Steven Rostedt
2018-05-01  0:01     ` Andrew Morton
2018-05-08 14:44   ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-04  8:27 ` [v2] " Andrei Vagin
2018-05-04 12:47   ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-04 14:50     ` Steven Rostedt
2018-05-04 16:01     ` Andrei Vagin
2018-05-04 16:03       ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-04 17:49         ` Andy Shevchenko
2018-05-05  1:04           ` Fengguang Wu

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