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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: split e820 reserved entries record to late v2

* Yinghai Lu <> wrote:

> +void __init e820_reserve_resources_late(void)
> +{
> + int i;
> + struct resource *res;
> +
> + res = e820_res;
> + for (i = 0; i < e820.nr_map; i++) {
> + if ([i].type == E820_RESERVED && res->start >= (1ULL<<20))
> + insert_resource(&iomem_resource, res);
> + res++;
> + }
> +}

Here we have the problem of overlap i outlined earlier: if there's a
partial overlap at this stage (as i think it can happen in the hpet case
on David's box), we wont insert the E820_RESERVED resource.

The hpet hang will be solved, because we dont reprogram the BAR, but we
now keep the formerly e820-reserved area as 'free' - which the PCI code
could allocate new resources into - which could cause other problems
(hangs, non-working devices, etc.) down the line.

Which most likely wont happen currently in practice (there's enough free
space elsewhere), but it's still a not truly 'free' area and it would be
nice to have a complete and correct picture, based on all sources of
information we have.


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