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SubjectRe: [PATCH -v2 13/13] x86, 64bit: Map first 1M ram early before memblock_x86_fill()
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On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> wrote:
>>> This one intend to fix bugs:
>>> when efi booting have too many memmap entries, will need to double memblock
>>> memory array or reserved array.
>>
>> Okay, why do we need to do that?
>
> memblock initial memory only have 128 entry, and some EFI system could
> have more entries than that.
>
> So during memblock_x86_fill need to double that array.
>
> and efi_reserve_boot_services() could make thing more worse. aka need
> more entries in memblock.memory.regions.

Aah. Care to put that information in the changelog?

>>> +void __init early_init_mem_mapping(void)
>>> +{
>>> + unsigned long tables;
>>> + phys_addr_t base;
>>> + unsigned long start = 0, end = ISA_END_ADDRESS;
>>> +
>>> + probe_page_size_mask();
>>> +
>>> + if (max_pfn_mapped)
>>> + return;
>>
>> I find this confusing - what is this protecting for? Why is
>> 'max_pfn_mapped' set when someone calls early_init_mem_mappings()?
>
> for 32 bit, it will non zero max_pfn_mapped set in head_32.S

OK, that's why my grep missed it. A comment would be nice.

>> Side note: we have multiple "pfn_mapped" globals and it's not at all
>> obvious to me what the semantics for them are. Maybe adding a comment
>> or two in arch/x86/include/asm/page_types.h would help.
>
> move the comments from arch/x86/kernel/setup.c to that header file ?

Yup, or move the globals together with the comment to arch/x86/mm/init.c.

That said, max_pfn_high_mapped really ought to be kept together with
the other "pfn_mapped" globals and the comment should be updated.


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