Commit 1ee6667c authored by Dan Williams's avatar Dan Williams

libnvdimm, pfn, dax: fix initialization vs autodetect for mode + alignment

The updated ndctl unit tests discovered that if a pfn configuration with
a 4K alignment is read from the namespace, that alignment will be
ignored in favor of the default 2M alignment.  The result is that the
configuration will fail initialization with a message like:

    dax6.1: bad offset: 0x22000 dax disabled align: 0x200000

Fix this by allowing the alignment read from the info block to override
the default which is 2M not 0 in the autodetect path.  This also fixes a
similar problem with the mode and alignment settings silently being
overwritten by the kernel when userspace has changed it.  We now will
either overwrite the info block if userspace changes the uuid or fail
and warn if a live setting disagrees with the info block.

Cc: <>
Cc: Micah Parrish <>
Cc: Toshi Kani <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDan Williams <>
parent 33688abb
......@@ -344,6 +344,8 @@ struct device *nd_pfn_create(struct nd_region *nd_region)
int nd_pfn_validate(struct nd_pfn *nd_pfn, const char *sig)
u64 checksum, offset;
unsigned long align;
enum nd_pfn_mode mode;
struct nd_namespace_io *nsio;
struct nd_pfn_sb *pfn_sb = nd_pfn->pfn_sb;
struct nd_namespace_common *ndns = nd_pfn->ndns;
......@@ -386,22 +388,50 @@ int nd_pfn_validate(struct nd_pfn *nd_pfn, const char *sig)
return -ENXIO;
align = le32_to_cpu(pfn_sb->align);
offset = le64_to_cpu(pfn_sb->dataoff);
if (align == 0)
align = 1UL << ilog2(offset);
mode = le32_to_cpu(pfn_sb->mode);
if (!nd_pfn->uuid) {
/* from probe we allocate */
* When probing a namepace via nd_pfn_probe() the uuid
* is NULL (see: nd_pfn_devinit()) we init settings from
* pfn_sb
nd_pfn->uuid = kmemdup(pfn_sb->uuid, 16, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!nd_pfn->uuid)
return -ENOMEM;
nd_pfn->align = align;
nd_pfn->mode = mode;
} else {
/* from init we validate */
* When probing a pfn / dax instance we validate the
* live settings against the pfn_sb
if (memcmp(nd_pfn->uuid, pfn_sb->uuid, 16) != 0)
return -ENODEV;
* If the uuid validates, but other settings mismatch
* return EINVAL because userspace has managed to change
* the configuration without specifying new
* identification.
if (nd_pfn->align != align || nd_pfn->mode != mode) {
"init failed, settings mismatch\n");
dev_dbg(&nd_pfn->dev, "align: %lx:%lx mode: %d:%d\n",
nd_pfn->align, align, nd_pfn->mode,
return -EINVAL;
if (nd_pfn->align == 0)
nd_pfn->align = le32_to_cpu(pfn_sb->align);
if (nd_pfn->align > nvdimm_namespace_capacity(ndns)) {
if (align > nvdimm_namespace_capacity(ndns)) {
dev_err(&nd_pfn->dev, "alignment: %lx exceeds capacity %llx\n",
nd_pfn->align, nvdimm_namespace_capacity(ndns));
align, nvdimm_namespace_capacity(ndns));
return -EINVAL;
......@@ -411,7 +441,6 @@ int nd_pfn_validate(struct nd_pfn *nd_pfn, const char *sig)
* namespace has changed since the pfn superblock was
* established.
offset = le64_to_cpu(pfn_sb->dataoff);
nsio = to_nd_namespace_io(&ndns->dev);
if (offset >= resource_size(&nsio->res)) {
dev_err(&nd_pfn->dev, "pfn array size exceeds capacity of %s\n",
......@@ -419,10 +448,11 @@ int nd_pfn_validate(struct nd_pfn *nd_pfn, const char *sig)
return -EBUSY;
if ((nd_pfn->align && !IS_ALIGNED(offset, nd_pfn->align))
if ((align && !IS_ALIGNED(offset, align))
|| !IS_ALIGNED(offset, PAGE_SIZE)) {
dev_err(&nd_pfn->dev, "bad offset: %#llx dax disabled\n",
"bad offset: %#llx dax disabled align: %#lx\n",
offset, align);
return -ENXIO;
......@@ -502,7 +532,6 @@ static struct vmem_altmap *__nvdimm_setup_pfn(struct nd_pfn *nd_pfn,
res->start += start_pad;
res->end -= end_trunc;
nd_pfn->mode = le32_to_cpu(nd_pfn->pfn_sb->mode);
if (nd_pfn->mode == PFN_MODE_RAM) {
if (offset < SZ_8K)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
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