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From: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
To: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>,
	"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org,
	Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@microsoft.com>,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
Subject: Re: Help trying to use /dev/pmem for dax debugging?
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:27:15 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <30247efc-88f8-3e0b-fcd8-83801be5f041@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180731193642.GA3473@linux.intel.com>


On 7/31/2018 12:36 PM, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 07:53:12PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
>> In newer kernels, it looks like you can't use /dev/pmem0 for DAX
>> unless it's marked as being DAX capable.  This appears to require
>> CONFIG_NVDIMM_PFN.  But when I tried to build a kernel with that
>> configured, I get the following BUG:
>>
>> [    0.000000] Linux version 4.18.0-rc4-xfstests-00031-g7c2d77aa7d80 (tytso@cwcc) (gcc version 7.3.0 (Debian 7.3.0-27)) #460 SMP Mon Jul 30 19:38:44 EDT 2018
>> [    0.000000] Command line: systemd.show_status=auto systemd.log_level=crit root=/dev/vda console=ttyS0,115200 cmd=maint fstesttz=America/New_York fstesttyp=ext4 fstestapi=1.4 memmap=4G!9G memmap=9G!14G
> Hey Ted,
>
> You're using the memmap kernel command line parameter to reserve normal
> memory to be treated as normal memory, but you've also got kernel address
> randomization turned on in your kernel config:
>
> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y
> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY=y
>
> You need to turn these off for the memmap kernel command line parameter, else
> the memory we're using could overlap with addresses used for other things.

I believe this issue was fixed a while back. Although we probably can 
see if that is the issue or something else.


>
> Once that is off you probably want to double check that the addresses you're
> reserving are marked as 'usable' in the e820 table.  Gory details here, sorry
> for the huge link:
>
> https://nvdimm.wiki.kernel.org/how_to_choose_the_correct_memmap_kernel_parameter_for_pmem_on_your_system
>
> - Ross
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  reply	other threads:[~2018-07-31 20:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-30 23:53 Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-07-31 19:36 ` Ross Zwisler
2018-07-31 20:27   ` Dave Jiang [this message]
2018-08-10  2:53     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-08-10 16:18       ` Dave Jiang
2018-08-10 17:28         ` Dan Williams

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