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[Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] Oops from loop driver on IA64
On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:41:55PM +0900, Kouya SHIMURA wrote:
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> We encounter a Oops message from loop driver when vbd is used
> in dom0 kernel with CONFIG_VIRTUAL_MEM_MAP on ia64.
> I investigated this and might find a serious bug.
> On x86, flush_dcache_page() does nothing and there is no problem.
> But on ia64 flush_dcache_page() might access a wrong page struct
> and destroy the kernel memory.
> Attached patch fixes this problem but it seems bad idea to modify
> a linux driver. How should we fix it?
Why is a invalid page passed?
Should it be fixed instead of modifying loop.c?
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