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SubjectRe: [next] arm64: boot failed - next-20220606
Dear ARM developers,
could you please help me to find the reason of this problem?

On 6/7/22 18:29, Naresh Kamboju wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jun 2022 at 19:47, Shakeel Butt <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 3:28 AM Naresh Kamboju <> wrote:
>>> Hi Shakeel,
>>>>>> Can you test v5.19-rc1, please? If that does not fail, then you could
>>>>>> bisect between that and next-20220606 ...
>>>>> This is already reported at
>>>>> and I think we know
>>>>> the underlying issue (which is calling virt_to_page() on a vmalloc
>>>>> address).
>>>> Sorry, I might be wrong. Just checked the stacktrace again and it
>>>> seems like the failure is happening in early boot in this report.
>>>> Though the error "Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual
>>>> address" is happening in the function mem_cgroup_from_obj().
>>>> Naresh, can you repro the issue if you revert the patch "net: set
>>>> proper memcg for net_init hooks allocations"?
>>> yes. You are right !
>>> 19ee3818b7c6 ("net: set proper memcg for net_init hooks allocations")
>>> After reverting this single commit I am able to boot arm64 successfully.
>>> Reported-by: Linux Kernel Functional Testing <>
>> Can you please run script/faddr2line on "mem_cgroup_from_obj+0x2c/0x120"?
> ./scripts/faddr2line vmlinux mem_cgroup_from_obj+0x2c/0x120
> mem_cgroup_from_obj+0x2c/0x120:
> mem_cgroup_from_obj at ??:?
> Please find the following artifacts which are causing kernel crashes.
> vmlinux:

Dear Naresh,
thank you very much

ffff80000836cf40: d503245f bti c
ffff80000836cf44: d503201f nop
ffff80000836cf48: d503201f nop
ffff80000836cf4c: d503233f paciasp
ffff80000836cf50: d503201f nop
ffff80000836cf54: d2e00021 mov x1, #0x1000000000000 // #281474976710656
ffff80000836cf58: 8b010001 add x1, x0, x1
ffff80000836cf5c: b25657e4 mov x4, #0xfffffc0000000000 // #-4398046511104
ffff80000836cf60: d34cfc21 lsr x1, x1, #12
ffff80000836cf64: d37ae421 lsl x1, x1, #6
ffff80000836cf68: 8b040022 add x2, x1, x4
ffff80000836cf6c: f9400443 ldr x3, [x2, #8]

x5 : ffff80000a96f000 x4 : fffffc0000000000 x3 : ffff80000ad5e680
x2 : fffffe00002bc240 x1 : 00000200002bc240 x0 : ffff80000af09740

x0 = 0xffff80000af09740 is an argument of mem_cgroup_from_obj()
according to it is init_net

This issue is caused by calling virt_to_page() on address of static variable init_net.
Arm64 consider that addresses of static variables are not valid virtual addresses.
On x86_64 the same API works without any problem.

Unfortunately I do not understand the cause of the problem.
I do not see any bugs in my patch.
I'm using an existing API, mem_cgroup_from_obj(), to find the memory cgroup used
to account for the specified object.
In particular, in the current case, I wanted to get the memory cgroup of the
specified network namespace by the name taken from for_each_net().
The first object in this list is the static structure unit_net

On x86_64 I can translate its address to page:

crash> p &init_net
$1 = (struct net *) 0xffffffff90c7bdc0 <init_net>
crash> vtop 0xffffffff90c7bdc0
ffffffff90c7bdc0 402c7bdc0

PGD DIRECTORY: ffffffff8fe10000
PUD: 401e15ff0 => 401e16063
PMD: 401e16430 => 8000000402c000e3
PAGE: 402c00000 (2MB)

8000000402c000e3 402c00000 (PRESENT|RW|ACCESSED|DIRTY|PSE|NX)

fffff227d00b1ec0 402c7b000 0 0 1 17ffffc0001000 reserved

However, as far as I understand this does not work for arm64.
Could you please help me to understand what is wrong here?

Below are:
link to my patch:
and the quote of my investigation of similar report:

> virt_to_phys used for non-linear address: ffffd8efe2d2fe00 (init_net)
> WARNING: CPU: 87 PID: 3170 at arch/arm64/mm/physaddr.c:12 __virt_to_phys
> Call trace:
> __virt_to_phys
> mem_cgroup_from_obj
> __register_pernet_operations

@@ -1143,7 +1144,13 @@ static int __register_pernet_operations(struct list_head *list,
* setup_net() and cleanup_net() are not possible.
for_each_net(net) {
+ struct mem_cgroup *old, *memcg;
+ memcg = mem_cgroup_or_root(get_mem_cgroup_from_obj(net)); <<<< Here
+ old = set_active_memcg(memcg);
error = ops_init(ops, net);
+ set_active_memcg(old);
+ mem_cgroup_put(memcg);
+static inline struct mem_cgroup *get_mem_cgroup_from_obj(void *p)
+ struct mem_cgroup *memcg;
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ do {
+ memcg = mem_cgroup_from_obj(p); <<<<
+ } while (memcg && !css_tryget(&memcg->css));
struct mem_cgroup *mem_cgroup_from_obj(void *p)
struct folio *folio;

if (mem_cgroup_disabled())
return NULL;

folio = virt_to_folio(p); <<<< here
static inline struct folio *virt_to_folio(const void *x)
struct page *page = virt_to_page(x); <<< here
... (arm64)
#define virt_to_page(x) pfn_to_page(virt_to_pfn(x))
#define virt_to_pfn(x) __phys_to_pfn(__virt_to_phys((unsigned long)(x)))
phys_addr_t __virt_to_phys(unsigned long x)
"virt_to_phys used for non-linear address: %pK (%pS)\n",
virt_to_phys used for non-linear address: ffffd8efe2d2fe00 (init_net)
Thank you,
Vasily Averin

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