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SubjectRe: question about MTRR areas on x86_64
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Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> writes:

> Markus Lidel <Markus.Lidel@shadowconnect.com> writes:
> >
> > Could it be because the machine has too much memory, or is there a bug in the
> I2O driver?
>
>
> The problem comes from the BIOS who set up reg00 to be overlapping
> over other areas. The Linux MTRR driver cannot deal with overlapping
> MTRRs, in fact it is sometimes impossible because it could run
> out of registers or violate some of the MTRR restrictions.

And the BIOS is using overlapping MTRRs because otherwise it would run
out.

> It's a long standing problem, eventual fix will be to get rid
> of MTRRs completely and only use PAT. But it needs a bit more work.


That would be nice to see.

Eric
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