Re: [PATCH v2 11/25] powerpc/8xx: map 16M RAM at startup

From: Scott Wood
Date: Mon Sep 28 2015 - 19:59:06 EST

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 06:50:50PM +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> On recent kernels, with some debug options like for instance
> CONFIG_LOCKDEP, the BSS requires more than 8M memory, allthough
> the kernel code fits in the first 8M.
> Today, it is necessary to activate CONFIG_PIN_TLB to get more than 8M
> at startup, allthough pinning TLB is not necessary for that.
> This patch adds a second 8M page to the initial mapping in order to
> have 16M mapped regardless of CONFIG_PIN_TLB, like several other
> 32 bits PPC (40x, 601, ...)
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@xxxxxx>
> ---

Is the assumption that nobody is still running 8xx systems with only 8
MiB RAM on current kernels?

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