Re: [PATCH] x86: Add warning when memmap=nn!ss and CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE enabled

From: Dave Jiang
Date: Fri Nov 18 2016 - 11:47:12 EST

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On 11/18/2016 04:33 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Dave Jiang wrote:
>> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE can place the kernel anywhere. This causes
>> a problem for when memmap=nn!ss is used. This information is not
>> known until after the kernel starts executing and the decision
>> for where the randomized base goes happens before the kernel is
>> uncompressed. memmap=nn!ss is not reliable in the presence of
> So this is a description of a problem. Now what's missing is a
> useful explanation why you think that adding a warning will make
> things better.
> IMNSHO adding that warning is just a pointless exercise.
> Why aren't you addressing the real issue and make the boot code
> parse that option and prevent that region from being used for
> kernel placement?
> The same issue exists for other memmap options as well, not just
> for that PMEM thingy.
> Thanks,
> tglx

I wasn't planning to fix it because the pmem memmap option is really
only used for testing. Is it possible to parse the kernel commandline
parameters before the kernel is uncompressed?
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