problem with amd64 minidump
avg at freebsd.org
Sat Sep 4 19:54:10 UTC 2010
on 02/09/2010 16:08 Andriy Gapon said the following:
> on 02/09/2010 13:10 Andriy Gapon said the following:
>> Not sure if this is some local issue or a problem in FreeBSD code.
>> I remember minidumps working perfectly well for me, but now I can not get data
>> from them.
>> dmesg -M /var/crash/vmcore.4
>> dmesg: _kvm_vatop: direct map address 0xffffff012fffffe0 not in minidump
>> dmesg: kvm_read: invalid address (0xffffff012fffffe0)
> Not sure if it can help, but it seems that this virtual address in DMAP
> corresponds to a physical address in the last page of RAM.
> Do we use that for anything special? Message buffer?
> I had a quick look at getmemsize() function in sys/amd64/amd64/machdep.c and it
> looks like the following code in the function could be doing just that:
> Maxmem = atop(phys_avail[pa_indx]);
> /* Trim off space for the message buffer. */
> phys_avail[pa_indx] -= round_page(MSGBUF_SIZE);
> /* Map the message buffer. */
> msgbufp = (struct msgbuf *)PHYS_TO_DMAP(phys_avail[pa_indx]);
> Oh, and yeah:
> (gdb) p msgbufp
> $4 = (struct msgbuf *) 0xffffff012fffffe0
> But we do dump the message buffer.
> But somehow its dmap address is not resolved correctly.
> This should ring a bell for someone knowledgeable of minidump and libkvm code, I
Just for the record: this was triggered by having non-default MSGBUF_SIZE, see
r212174 for the fix.
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