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authorArd Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>2017-08-18 20:49:34 +0100
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2017-08-21 09:43:49 +0200
commitf56ab9a5b73ca2aee777ccdf2d355ae2dd31db5a (patch)
tree83613966e16554befb82b5ccade6661ca7ffeff1 /arch
parentLinux 4.13-rc6 (diff)
efi/arm: Don't mark ACPI reclaim memory as MEMBLOCK_NOMAP
On ARM, regions of memory that are described by UEFI as having special significance to the firmware itself are omitted from the linear mapping. This is necessary since we cannot guarantee that alternate mappings of the same physical region will use attributes that are compatible with the ones we use for the linear mapping, and aliases with mismatched attributes are prohibited by the architecture. The above does not apply to ACPI reclaim regions: such regions have no special significance to the firmware, and it is up to the OS to decide whether or not to preserve them after it has consumed their contents, and for how long, after which time the OS can use the memory in any way it likes. In the Linux case, such regions are preserved indefinitely, and are simply treated the same way as other 'reserved' memory types. Punching holes into the linear mapping causes page table fragmentation, which increases TLB pressure, and so we should avoid doing so if we can. So add a special case for regions of type EFI_ACPI_RECLAIM_MEMORY, and memblock_reserve() them instead of marking them MEMBLOCK_NOMAP. Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> Acked-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Matt Fleming <matt@codeblueprint.co.uk> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: linux-efi@vger.kernel.org Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170818194947.19347-2-ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
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