[PATCH] Fix memmap=exactmap boot argument

From: Prarit Bhargava
Date: Tue Sep 09 2008 - 09:56:23 EST

When using kdump modifying the e820 map is yielding strange results.

For example starting with

BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000100 - 0000000000093400 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000093400 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fee0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000003fee0000 - 000000003fef3000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000003fef3000 - 000000003ff80000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000003ff80000 - 0000000040000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ff000000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

and booting with args

memmap=exactmap memmap=640K@0K memmap=5228K@16384K memmap=125188K@22252K memmap=76K#1047424K memmap=564K#1047500K

resulted in:

user-defined physical RAM map:
user: 0000000000000000 - 0000000000093400 (usable)
user: 0000000000093400 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
user: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fee0000 (usable)
user: 000000003fee0000 - 000000003fef3000 (ACPI data)
user: 000000003fef3000 - 000000003ff80000 (ACPI NVS)
user: 000000003ff80000 - 0000000040000000 (reserved)
user: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
user: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
user: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
user: 00000000ff000000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

But should have resulted in:

user-defined physical RAM map:
user: 0000000000000000 - 00000000000a0000 (usable)
user: 0000000001000000 - 000000000151b000 (usable)
user: 00000000015bb000 - 0000000008ffc000 (usable)
user: 000000003fee0000 - 000000003ff80000 (ACPI data)

This is happening because of an improper usage of strcmp() in the
e820 parsing code. The strcmp() always returns !0 and never resets the
value for e820.nr_map and returns an incorrect user-defined map.

This patch fixes the problem.

Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
index 9af8907..66e48aa 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
@@ -1203,7 +1203,7 @@ static int __init parse_memmap_opt(char *p)
if (!p)
return -EINVAL;

- if (!strcmp(p, "exactmap")) {
+ if (!strncmp(p, "exactmap", 8)) {
* If we are doing a crash dump, we still need to know
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