Re: kdump fails to load and crashes [was: mmotm 2009-11-01-10-01uploaded]

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 10:14:17 EST

On 11/03/2009 03:44 PM, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:11:58AM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> On 11/01/2009 07:07 PM, akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> The mm-of-the-moment snapshot 2009-11-01-10-01 has been uploaded to
>> Hi, kdump loading crashes:
>> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff8800010a7000
>> IP: [<ffffffff8101cd8b>] machine_kexec_prepare+0x16b/0x13e0
>> PGD 1806063 PUD 180a063 PMD 10001e1
>> ffff8800010a7000 should be OK, as crashkernel=64M@16M was passed to the
>> kernel.
> This is strange. As you said, ffff8800010a7000, should be a valid address
> as you reserved memory from 16M.

Hmm, PMD has not RW bit set and we do store (see below).

> I took above -mm and for me kernel loads fine. I reserved memory 64M@32M
> as by default kernel is loading at address 16M.
> How does your /proc/iomem look like in first kernel?

I'm not any longer on that machine. init_pgtable() overwrites random
memory, so possibly even host's page tables, hence the oops above, I

I'm currently chasing it down in the qemu virtual machine, since I
already got a garbage into my ~/.viminfo (some overwritten page got
flushed, I guess).

There /proc/iomem looks like:
00100000-12beffff : System RAM
01000000-04ffffff : Crash kernel
01000000-014680c2 : Kernel code
014680c3-016f39f7 : Kernel data
0175b000-017d97ab : Kernel bss

I'll keep you informed.
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