ftrace: Have init/main.c call ftrace directly to free init memory

Relying on free_reserved_area() to call ftrace to free init memory proved to
not be sufficient. The issue is that on x86, when debug_pagealloc is
enabled, the init memory is not freed, but simply set as not present. Since
ftrace was uninformed of this, starting function tracing still tries to
update pages that are not present according to the page tables, causing
ftrace to bug, as well as killing the kernel itself.

Instead of relying on free_reserved_area(), have init/main.c call ftrace
directly just before it frees the init memory. Then it needs to use
__init_begin and __init_end to know where the init memory location is.
Looking at all archs (and testing what I can), it appears that this should
work for each of them.
Reported-by: default avatarkernel test robot <>
Reported-by: default avatarFengguang Wu <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt (VMware) <>
parent 5bd84629
......@@ -147,9 +147,9 @@ struct ftrace_ops_hash {
struct mutex regex_lock;
void ftrace_free_mem(void *start, void *end);
void ftrace_free_init_mem(void);
static inline void ftrace_free_mem(void *start, void *end) { }
static inline void ftrace_free_init_mem(void) { }
......@@ -266,7 +266,7 @@ static inline int ftrace_nr_registered_ops(void)
static inline void clear_ftrace_function(void) { }
static inline void ftrace_kill(void) { }
static inline void ftrace_free_mem(void *start, void *end) { }
static inline void ftrace_free_init_mem(void) { }
......@@ -962,6 +962,7 @@ static int __ref kernel_init(void *unused)
/* need to finish all async __init code before freeing the memory */
system_state = SYSTEM_RUNNING;
......@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
#include <trace/events/sched.h>
#include <asm/sections.h>
#include <asm/setup.h>
#include "trace_output.h"
......@@ -5279,10 +5280,10 @@ void ftrace_module_init(struct module *mod)
#endif /* CONFIG_MODULES */
void ftrace_free_mem(void *start_ptr, void *end_ptr)
void __init ftrace_free_init_mem(void)
unsigned long start = (unsigned long)start_ptr;
unsigned long end = (unsigned long)end_ptr;
unsigned long start = (unsigned long)(&__init_begin);
unsigned long end = (unsigned long)(&__init_end);
struct ftrace_page **last_pg = &ftrace_pages_start;
struct ftrace_page *pg;
struct dyn_ftrace *rec;
......@@ -6606,9 +6606,6 @@ unsigned long free_reserved_area(void *start, void *end, int poison, char *s)
void *pos;
unsigned long pages = 0;
/* This may be .init text, inform ftrace to remove it */
ftrace_free_mem(start, end);
start = (void *)PAGE_ALIGN((unsigned long)start);
end = (void *)((unsigned long)end & PAGE_MASK);
for (pos = start; pos < end; pos += PAGE_SIZE, pages++) {
Markdown is supported
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment