Re: remap kernel static memory to user space

From: Eduardo Cruz
Date: Sat Mar 23 2013 - 16:25:39 EST

I'm adding some asm code in arch/ia64/kernel/ivt.S
to gather some memory usage statistics.

>From whatever reason, when I allocate the memory using
kmalloc/vmalloc, my assembly code cashes the machine when I load the
allocated memory.

If I use static allocated memory, the asm code works.

I know the problem is not the assembly code.

The problem is that I want to be able to read this data from user space.
Since the code performance critical, I don't want to do a
copy_to_user, I prefer to mmap this data into user space.

The problem is, if I use kmalloc/vmalloc, I managed to map the memory
to user space.
However, the asm interrupt handler crashs.

On the other hand, if I use static data, the asm interrupt handler
works, while the mmap fails.

Do you have any clues?

2013/3/22 Clemens Ladisch <clemens@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Eduardo Cruz wrote:
>> Please, anyone knows how to solve this problem?
>> 2013/3/20 Eduardo Cruz <eduardohmdacruz@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>> I'm trying to remap some kernel static memory to user space using
>>> remap_pfn_range.
> Well, don't do that.
> What is the actual problem you're trying to solve?
> Regards,
> Clemens

Eduardo Henrique Molina da Cruz
PhD student
Parallel and Distributed Processing Group
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
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