Commit a56d5318 authored by Jiri Slaby's avatar Jiri Slaby Committed by Linus Torvalds

hpet: unmap unused I/O space

When the initialization code in hpet finds a memory resource and does not
find an IRQ, it does not unmap the memory resource previously mapped.

There are buggy BIOSes which report resources exactly like this and what
is worse the memory region bases point to normal RAM.  This normally would
not matter since the space is not touched.  But when PAT is turned on,
ioremap causes the page to be uncached and sets this bit in page->flags.

Then when the page is about to be used by the allocator, it is reported

BUG: Bad page state in process md5sum  pfn:3ed00
page:ffffea0000dbd800 count:0 mapcount:0 mapping:(null) index:0x0
page flags: 0x20000001000000(uncached)
Pid: 7956, comm: md5sum Not tainted 2.6.34-12-desktop #1
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff810df851>] bad_page+0xb1/0x100
 [<ffffffff810dfa45>] prep_new_page+0x1a5/0x1c0
 [<ffffffff810dfe01>] get_page_from_freelist+0x3a1/0x640
 [<ffffffff810e01af>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x10f/0x6b0

In this particular case:

1) HPET returns 3ed00000 as memory region base, but it is not in
reserved ranges reported by the BIOS (excerpt):
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000af6cf000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000af6cf000 - 00000000afdcf000 (reserved)

2) there is no IRQ resource reported by HPET method. On the other
hand, the Intel HPET specs (1.0a) says (
_CRS (
  // Report 1K of memory consumed by this Timer Block
  memory range consumed
  // Optional: only used if BIOS allocates Interrupts [1]
  IRQs consumed

[1] For case where Timer Block is configured to consume IRQ0/IRQ8 AND
Legacy 8254/Legacy RTC hardware still exists, the device objects
associated with 8254 & RTC devices should not report IRQ0/IRQ8 as
"consumed resources".

So in theory we should check whether if it is the case and use those
interrupts instead.

Anyway the address reported by the BIOS here is bogus, so non-presence
of IRQ doesn't mean the "optional" part in point 2).

Since I got no reply previously, fix this by simply unmapping the space
when IRQ is not found and memory region was mapped previously.  It would
be probably more safe to walk the resources again and unmap appropriately
depending on type.  But as we now use only ioremap for both 2 memory
resource types, it is not necessarily needed right now.

Addresses default avatarOlaf Hering <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Slaby <>
Acked-by: default avatarClemens Ladisch <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f3ab2636
......@@ -1000,6 +1000,8 @@ static int hpet_acpi_add(struct acpi_device *device)
return -ENODEV;
if (!data.hd_address || !data.hd_nirqs) {
if (data.hd_address)
printk("%s: no address or irqs in _CRS\n", __func__);
return -ENODEV;
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