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SubjectRe: [PATCH -v2 1/2] x86: Reserve [0xa0000, 0x100000] in e820 map
On 04/13/2010 03:29 PM, Yinghai wrote:
> On 04/13/2010 02:58 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> On 04/13/2010 02:42 PM, Yinghai wrote:
>>> On 04/13/2010 02:18 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>>> On 04/13/2010 02:11 PM, Yinghai wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I guess the real question (which I haven't looked at myself) is if the
>>>>>> E820_RESERVED -> BUSY will cause an explicitly assigned BAR from being
>>>>>> moved. That's bad, not so much for this particular range, but from BARs
>>>>>> which may be assigned by SMM. Hacking that up in a simulator
>>>>>> (Qemu/Bochs) and testing it is probably on the to do list...
>>>>>
>>>>> no, if some device BAR fall in that range, it should still use that range, and will not be relocated.
>>>>>
>>>>> will update the change log.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Good, that's what we want.
>>>
>>> the driver for that device later can not use pci_request_region(). because that region is BUSY already.
>>>
>>
>> That's not good (in general - for devices in this particular range it's
>> not such a big deal, but it is potentially really bad for devices marked
>> reserved for them not to be moved.)
>>
>> We have talked about a need to resolve this before.
>
> current code for mmio that is just below 4g, if some PCI BAR use that range, and those range is falling into E820_RESERVED,
>
> those range still can be claimed, but driver can not use pci_request_region() later.
should be
but driver can use pci_request_region() later.

>
> So We still
> 1. rely that BIOS does not reserve the [0xa0000, 0xe0000)
> 2. kernel only reserve the range when we make sure these is legacy device on that range.
>
> YH



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