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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] x86 boot: add E820_RESVD_KERN
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On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 19:22 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 2:47 AM, Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:48 AM, Huang, Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 00:25 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>> > if (pfn >= limit_pfn)
> >>> > @@ -977,7 +978,7 @@ u64 __init early_reserve_e820(u64 startt
> >>> > return 0;
> >>> >
> >>> > addr = round_down(start + size - sizet, align);
> >>> > - e820_update_range(addr, sizet, E820_RAM, E820_RESERVED);
> >>> > + e820_update_range(addr, sizet, E820_RAM, E820_RESVD_KERN);
> >>>
> >>> this line is not needed.
> >>
> >> Why? Memory reserved by early_rserved_e820 should not be saved during
> >> hibernation? shoudl not be saved by kdump?
> >>

Can you tell me why this line is not needed?

[...]
> some like the attach patch...
>
> you still can merge parse_setup_data parse_e820_ext
> also entries in parse_e820_ext is not initialized..., __copy_e820_map
> will do nothing.

OK. Because some E820 entries are available after parse_setup_data(),
it is better to call reserve_setup_data() after calling
parse_setup_data() if update_e820_range() is used instead of
reserve_early().

Best Regards,
Huang Ying

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