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SubjectRe: [Patch 8/8] kexec: allow to shrink reserved memory
On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:35:32 +0800
Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com> wrote:

> KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:31:23 +0800
> > Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >>> It's hidden from the system before mem_init() ?
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Not sure, but probably yes. It is reserved in setup_arch() which is
> >> before mm_init() which calls mem_init().
> >>
> >> Do you have any advice to free that reserved memory after boot? :)
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Let's see arch/x86/mm/init.c::free_initmem()
> >
> > Maybe it's all you want.
> >
> > - ClearPageReserved()
> > - init_page_count()
> > - free_page()
> > - totalram_pages++
> >
>
> Just FYI: calling ClearPageReserved() caused an oops: "Unable to handle
> paging request".
>
> I am trying to figure out why...
>
Hmm...then....memmap is not there.
pfn_valid() check will help you. What arch ? x86-64 ?

Thanks,
-Kame



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