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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] x86: Exclude E820_RESERVED regions and memory holes above 4 GB from direct mapping.
On 12/16/2011 10:29 AM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM, H. Peter Anvin<hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> For 2 - why can't we simply make the invariant that E820_RAM is mapped and
>> nothing else, with the sole exceptions being the 1 MiB (fixed MTRR)?
>
> Yes, we could do that. but need to track mapped area in simple way.
> like later memory hotadd or remove to update those tracking.
>

Well, there are two options for memory hotplug: either we always leave
address space that can be used for memory hotplug mapped at all times,
or we need to track it anyway. Either way we need to know where there
regions are. Am I correct that right now we always map memory
hotpluggable regions, being below the top pfn?

-hpa



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