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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -v2 1/2] x86: Reserve [0xa0000, 0x100000] in e820 map
    On 04/13/2010 03:29 PM, Yinghai wrote:
    >> We have talked about a need to resolve this before.
    > current code for mmio that is just below 4g, if some PCI BAR use that range, and those range is falling into E820_RESERVED,
    > those range still can be claimed, but driver can not use pci_request_region() later.
    > So We still
    > 1. rely that BIOS does not reserve the [0xa0000, 0xe0000)
    > 2. kernel only reserve the range when we make sure these is legacy device on that range.

    This really isn't sufficient. There are systems in the field which
    marks a memory range reserved in E820 because it a device pointed there,
    and it doesn't want that device moved because it is used by an SMM handler.

    This was reported quite a while ago (like two years.) I can dig up the
    thread if it matters.


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