[tip:x86/boot] x86/boot: Clarify what x86_legacy_features.reserve_bios_regions does

From: tip-bot for Andy Lutomirski
Date: Fri Jul 22 2016 - 06:26:57 EST

Commit-ID: 30f027398b329c75c8f23a3c13be240b50866fdc
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/30f027398b329c75c8f23a3c13be240b50866fdc
Author: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:16:51 -0700
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:46:01 +0200

x86/boot: Clarify what x86_legacy_features.reserve_bios_regions does

It doesn't just control probing for the EBDA -- it controls whether we
detect and reserve the <1MB BIOS regions in general.

Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mario Limonciello <mario_limonciello@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@xxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/55bd591115498440d461857a7b64f349a5d911f3.1469135598.git.luto@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/include/asm/x86_init.h | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/x86_init.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/x86_init.h
index c519c05..66c15a0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/x86_init.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/x86_init.h
@@ -168,8 +168,9 @@ struct x86_legacy_devices {
* struct x86_legacy_features - legacy x86 features
* @rtc: this device has a CMOS real-time clock present
- * @reserve_bios_regions: it's safe to search for the EBDA signature in the hardware's
- * low RAM
+ * @reserve_bios_regions: boot code will search for the EBDA address and the
+ * start of the 640k - 1M BIOS region. If false, the platform must
+ * ensure that its memory map correctly reserves sub-1MB regions as needed.
* @devices: legacy x86 devices, refer to struct x86_legacy_devices
* documentation for further details.