Re: [PATCH 1/3] x86: calculate precisely the memory needed byinit_memory_mapping
From: Stefano Stabellini
Date: Tue Jun 21 2011 - 13:53:15 EST
On Mon, 20 Jun 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 06/07/2011 11:13 AM, stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > - remove the extra page added on x86_32 for the fixmap because is not
> > needed: the PMD entry is already allocated and contiguous for the whole
> > range (a PMD page covers 4G of virtual addresses) and the pte entry is
> > already allocated by early_ioremap_init.
> Hi Stefano,
> I think this is wrong. A PMD page covers *1G* of virtual addresses, and
> in the 2+2 and 1+3 memory configurations, we may or may not need a
> separate PMD for the fixmap.
> Am I missing something?
You are right, a PMD page covers 1G of virtual addresses so that part of
the explanation in the comment is wrong.
The reason why we don't need a separate PMD for the fixmap is that in
both PAE and non-PAE cases the last gigabyte of virtual addresses is
always covered by the initial allocation in head_32.S (swapper_pg_dir or
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