Commit 902ce63b authored by David Hildenbrand's avatar David Hildenbrand Committed by Linus Torvalds
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driver/base/memory.c: validate memory block size early

Let's validate the memory block size early, when initializing the memory
device infrastructure.  Fail hard in case the value is not suitable.

As nobody checks the return value of memory_dev_init(), turn it into a
void function and fail with a panic in all scenarios instead.  Otherwise,
we'll crash later during boot when core/drivers expect that the memory
device infrastructure (including memory_block_size_bytes()) works as

I think long term, we should move the whole memory block size
configuration (set_memory_block_size_order() and
memory_block_size_bytes()) into drivers/base/memory.c.


Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Hildenbrand <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Dan Williams <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f915fb7f
......@@ -100,21 +100,6 @@ unsigned long __weak memory_block_size_bytes(void)
static unsigned long get_memory_block_size(void)
unsigned long block_sz;
block_sz = memory_block_size_bytes();
/* Validate blk_sz is a power of 2 and not less than section size */
if ((block_sz & (block_sz - 1)) || (block_sz < MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE)) {
return block_sz;
* Show the first physical section index (number) of this memory block.
......@@ -461,7 +446,7 @@ static DEVICE_ATTR_RO(removable);
static ssize_t block_size_bytes_show(struct device *dev,
struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
return sprintf(buf, "%lx\n", get_memory_block_size());
return sprintf(buf, "%lx\n", memory_block_size_bytes());
static DEVICE_ATTR_RO(block_size_bytes);
......@@ -812,19 +797,22 @@ static const struct attribute_group *memory_root_attr_groups[] = {
* Initialize the sysfs support for memory devices...
int __init memory_dev_init(void)
void __init memory_dev_init(void)
int ret;
int err;
unsigned long block_sz, nr;
/* Validate the configured memory block size */
block_sz = memory_block_size_bytes();
if (!is_power_of_2(block_sz) || block_sz < MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE)
panic("Memory block size not suitable: 0x%lx\n", block_sz);
sections_per_block = block_sz / MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE;
ret = subsys_system_register(&memory_subsys, memory_root_attr_groups);
if (ret)
goto out;
block_sz = get_memory_block_size();
sections_per_block = block_sz / MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE;
* Create entries for memory sections that were found
* during boot and have been initialized
......@@ -840,8 +828,7 @@ int __init memory_dev_init(void)
if (ret)
printk(KERN_ERR "%s() failed: %d\n", __func__, ret);
return ret;
panic("%s() failed: %d\n", __func__, ret);
......@@ -80,9 +80,9 @@ struct mem_section;
static inline int memory_dev_init(void)
static inline void memory_dev_init(void)
return 0;
static inline int register_memory_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb)
......@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ extern int register_memory_isolate_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb);
extern void unregister_memory_isolate_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb);
int create_memory_block_devices(unsigned long start, unsigned long size);
void remove_memory_block_devices(unsigned long start, unsigned long size);
extern int memory_dev_init(void);
extern void memory_dev_init(void);
extern int memory_notify(unsigned long val, void *v);
extern int memory_isolate_notify(unsigned long val, void *v);
extern struct memory_block *find_memory_block(struct mem_section *);
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