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From: Hari Bathini <hbathini@linux.ibm.com>
To: linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org>
Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@linux.ibm.com>,
	Mahesh J Salgaonkar <mahesh@linux.ibm.com>,
	Vasant Hegde <hegdevasant@linux.ibm.com>,
	Oliver <oohall@gmail.com>, Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>,
	Daniel Axtens <dja@axtens.net>
Subject: [PATCH v5 17/31] powernv/fadump: Warn before processing partial crashdump
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:36:12 +0530
Message-ID: <156630277243.8896.14703161064045769922.stgit@hbathini.in.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <156630261682.8896.3418665808003586786.stgit@hbathini.in.ibm.com>

If all kernel boot memory regions are not registered for MPIPL before
system crashes, try processing the partial crashdump but warn the user
before proceeding.

Signed-off-by: Hari Bathini <hbathini@linux.ibm.com>
---
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-fadump.c |   24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-fadump.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-fadump.c
index 10f6086..6a05d51 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-fadump.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-fadump.c
@@ -71,6 +71,30 @@ static void opal_fadump_get_config(struct fw_dump *fadump_conf,
 	 */
 	fadump_conf->reserve_dump_area_start = fdm->rgn[0].dest;
 
+	/*
+	 * Rarely, but it can so happen that system crashes before all
+	 * boot memory regions are registered for MPIPL. In such
+	 * cases, warn that the vmcore may not be accurate and proceed
+	 * anyway as that is the best bet considering free pages, cache
+	 * pages, user pages, etc are usually filtered out.
+	 *
+	 * Hope the memory that could not be preserved only has pages
+	 * that are usually filtered out while saving the vmcore.
+	 */
+	if (fdm->region_cnt > fdm->registered_regions) {
+		pr_warn("Not all memory regions are saved as system seems to have crashed before all the memory regions could be registered for MPIPL!\n");
+		pr_warn("  The below boot memory regions could not be saved:\n");
+		i = fdm->registered_regions;
+		while (i < fdm->region_cnt) {
+			pr_warn("\t%d. base: 0x%llx, size: 0x%llx\n", (i + 1),
+				fdm->rgn[i].src, fdm->rgn[i].size);
+			i++;
+		}
+
+		pr_warn("  Wishing for the above regions to have only pages that are usually filtered out (user pages, free pages, etc..) and proceeding anyway..\n");
+		pr_warn("  But the sanity of the '/proc/vmcore' file depends on whether the above region(s) have any kernel pages or not.\n");
+	}
+
 	opal_fadump_update_config(fadump_conf, fdm);
 }
 


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Thread overview: 74+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-20 12:04 [PATCH v5 00/31] Add FADump support on PowerNV platform Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 01/31] powerpc/fadump: move internal macros/definitions to a new header Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:09   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:05     ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 02/31] powerpc/fadump: move internal code to a new file Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:09   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:05     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-04  9:02       ` Mahesh Jagannath Salgaonkar
2019-09-04 18:26         ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 03/31] powerpc/fadump: Improve fadump documentation Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 04/31] pseries/fadump: move rtas specific definitions to platform code Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 05/31] pseries/fadump: introduce callbacks for platform specific operations Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:10   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:06     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-06  6:39       ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 06/31] pseries/fadump: define register/un-register callback functions Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:10   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 17:15     ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:04 ` [PATCH v5 07/31] powerpc/fadump: release all the memory above boot memory size Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:10   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:27     ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 08/31] pseries/fadump: move out platform specific support from generic code Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 09/31] powerpc/fadump: use FADump instead of fadump for how it is pronounced Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 10/31] opal: add MPIPL interface definitions Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:10   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:28     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:03       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-04 11:05   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 11/31] powernv/fadump: add fadump support on powernv Hari Bathini
2019-09-03 11:10   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-03 16:31     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 14:33       ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-05  3:11         ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 12/31] powernv/fadump: register kernel metadata address with opal Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:25   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 13/31] powernv/fadump: reset metadata address during clean up Hari Bathini
2019-08-27 12:00   ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 14/31] powernv/fadump: define register/un-register callback functions Hari Bathini
2019-09-05  4:15   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-05  7:23   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-05  9:54     ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:05 ` [PATCH v5 15/31] powernv/fadump: support copying multiple kernel boot memory regions Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:30   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-04 20:20     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-05  3:13       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 16/31] powernv/fadump: process the crashdump by exporting it as /proc/vmcore Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:42   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-04 21:01     ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:06 ` Hari Bathini [this message]
2019-09-04 11:48   ` [PATCH v5 17/31] powernv/fadump: Warn before processing partial crashdump Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 18/31] powernv/fadump: handle invalidation of crashdump and re-registraion Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 19/31] powerpc/fadump: Update documentation about OPAL platform support Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:51   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-04 12:08     ` Oliver O'Halloran
2019-09-05  3:15       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 20/31] powerpc/fadump: use smaller offset while finding memory for reservation Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 11:54   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 21/31] powernv/fadump: process architected register state data provided by firmware Hari Bathini
2019-09-04 12:20   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-09 13:23     ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-09 15:33       ` Oliver O'Halloran
2019-09-10  8:48         ` Hari Bathini
2019-09-10 14:05           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-09-10 16:10             ` Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 22/31] powerpc/fadump: make crash memory ranges array allocation generic Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:06 ` [PATCH v5 23/31] powerpc/fadump: consider reserved ranges while releasing memory Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 24/31] powerpc/fadump: improve how crashed kernel's memory is reserved Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 25/31] powernv/fadump: add support to preserve crash data on FADUMP disabled kernel Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 26/31] powerpc/fadump: update documentation about CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 27/31] powernv/opalcore: export /sys/firmware/opal/core for analysing opal crashes Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 28/31] powernv/opalcore: provide an option to invalidate /sys/firmware/opal/core file Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 29/31] powerpc/fadump: consider f/w load area Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 30/31] powernv/fadump: update documentation about option to release opalcore Hari Bathini
2019-08-20 12:07 ` [PATCH v5 31/31] powernv/fadump: support holes in kernel boot memory area Hari Bathini

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