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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] efi/x86: make efi_memmap_reserve only insert into boot mem areas
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Hi Dave,

On Thu, Jan 12 2017, Dave Young wrote:

> efi_mem_reserve cares only about boot services regions and maybe loader areas.
> So add a new argument to efi_memmap_insert for this purpose.

Please see below.


> --- linux-x86.orig/drivers/firmware/efi/memmap.c
> +++ linux-x86/drivers/firmware/efi/memmap.c
> @@ -213,7 +213,7 @@ int __init efi_memmap_split_count(efi_me
> * to see how large @buf needs to be.
> */
> void __init efi_memmap_insert(struct efi_memory_map *old_memmap, void *buf,
> - struct efi_mem_range *mem)
> + struct efi_mem_range *mem, bool boot_only)
> {
> u64 m_start, m_end, m_attr;
> efi_memory_desc_t *md;
> @@ -246,6 +246,12 @@ void __init efi_memmap_insert(struct efi
> start = md->phys_addr;
> end = md->phys_addr + (md->num_pages << EFI_PAGE_SHIFT) - 1;
>
> + if (boot_only && !(md->type == EFI_LOADER_DATA ||
> + md->type == EFI_LOADER_CODE ||
> + md->type == EFI_BOOT_SERVICES_CODE ||
> + md->type == EFI_BOOT_SERVICES_DATA))
> + continue;
> +


Actually, the efi_mem_desc_lookup() called from
efi_arch_memmap_reserve() will only return mds not satisfying the
following condition:

if (!(md->attribute & EFI_MEMORY_RUNTIME) &&
md->type != EFI_BOOT_SERVICES_DATA &&
md->type != EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES_DATA) {
continue;
}

Furthermore, efi_arch_mem_reserve() will only accept ranges fully
contained within such a region.

I think we can make efi_arch_mem_reserve() return early if
EFI_MEMORY_RUNTIME has been set already and thus, neglect this case in
efi_memmap_insert().

I suppose that we don't want to reserve within EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES_DATA
regions in efi_mem_reserve() either -- these won't ever get made
available as general memory anyway [1]. So efi_arch_mem_reserve() should
return early here as well imo.

So, what would remain to be handled from efi_memmap_insert() in case of
boot_only would be EFI_BOOT_SERVICES_DATA only?

(As a sidenote, Matt pointed out at [1] that the EFI_LOADER_* regions
should be reserved early through memblock_reserve() and not through
efi_mem_reserve()).

Thanks,

Nicolai


[1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170109130702.GI16838@codeblueprint.co.uk

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