git: kernel - Align virtual_start, workaround possible HW VM bugs
dillon at crater.dragonflybsd.org
Sat May 28 16:03:49 PDT 2016
Author: Matthew Dillon <dillon at apollo.backplane.com>
Date: Sat May 28 15:56:13 2016 -0700
kernel - Align virtual_start, workaround possible HW VM bugs
* virtual_start is 2MB-aligned at the kernel load's end address.
The page table mappings prior to this address are 2MB mappings.
Additional SYSMAP()d space is reserved in early boot, such as
the CMAP entries and the dmesg buffer. The page table mappings
in this area should all be 4K pages.
* Kernel virtual memory beyond the SYSMAP()d space is available for
general allocation, but positioned such that only kldload modules will
try to use it specifically. Sascha (swildner) found that any initial
kldload done after boot in vmware player 7.1.4 build-3848939 running
on a i7-4770K based host would panic.
A kernel core of this panic appears to show a corrupt pte in a location
where the pte should have been read as 0.
* Doing an additional 2MB alignment of virtual_start after the SYSMAP()s
appears to work around this corruption, which is this commit. This
means that the first general allocation in the kernel load portion of
the kernel_map will be shifted to the next 2MB boundary past the SYSMAP()s.
* I can only speculate that the hardware is somehow getting confused, but
I can't really fathon how it is getting confused because the SYSMAP
reservations should all be using 4KB pages.
Summary of changes:
sys/platform/pc64/x86_64/pmap.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
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