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Subject[BUG 2.6.29_rc8] BIOS Bug: CPU MTRRs don't cover all of memory, losing 0MB of RAM.
Hi,

Just compiled and tried to boot it on an HP ProLiant DL580 G5. Here's the
interesting part:

..
-- last_pfn = 0x82ffff max_arch_pfn = 0x1000000
x86 PAT enabled: cpu 0, old 0x7040600070406, new 0x7010600070106
WARNING: BIOS bug: CPU MTRRs don't cover all of memory, losing 0MB of RAM.
------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c:1655 mtrr_trim_uncached_memory+0x2a9/0x2cd()
Hardware name: ProLiant DL580 G5
Modules linked in:
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.29_rc8-115 #1
Call Trace:
[<c013134d>] warn_slowpath+0x71/0xa8
[<c039971c>] ? _spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x19/0x1f
[<c039971c>] ? _spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x19/0x1f
[<c01319c4>] ? release_console_sem+0x185/0x1b2
[<c0131e49>] ? vprintk+0x280/0x2a5
[<c03973da>] ? printk+0xf/0x15
[<c053423f>] mtrr_trim_uncached_memory+0x2a9/0x2cd
[<c052f4bd>] setup_arch+0x439/0x99e
[<c01319c4>] ? release_console_sem+0x185/0x1b2
[<c0131e49>] ? vprintk+0x280/0x2a5
[<c0531b37>] ? __reserve_early+0xe4/0xf8
[<c03973da>] ? printk+0xf/0x15
[<c052b5b6>] start_kernel+0x7b/0x345
[<c052b085>] __init_begin+0x85/0x8d
---[ end trace 4eaa2a86a8e2da22 ]---
update e820 for mtrr
..
This is a quite generic x86 desktop kernel with only the
following differences for the server:

CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH=y
CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP=y
CONFIG_MCORE2=y
CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G=y
# CONFIG_X86_GENERIC is not set

I didn't want to add full dmesg and config for not flooding the e-mail but
if you need them or other output/information, i can send them.

Thanks,


Ozan Çağlayan

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