Re: [PATCH] x86/boot/e820: add new chareater "-" to free BIOS memory in memmap bootargs

From: zoucao-ipc
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 - 10:41:04 EST

On 2018/4/17 äå9:47, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2018, zoucao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
From: zoucao <zoucao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Interesting from ... Please use your real mail address for this.
miss this, i will do it.
Normally every BIOS reserved memory is used for some features, we can't
use them, but in some conditions, users can ensure some BIOS memories
are not used and reserved memory is well to free, they have not a good
way to free these memories, here add a new chareater "-" in memmap to
free reserved memory.
I'm not really convinced about this. How should anyone without detailed
BIOS knowledge know that this is really reusable?

The person who knows must have access to the BIOS developer, so why can't
the BIOS be fixed instead?



Signed-off-by: zou cao <zoucao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
7u/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 6 ++++++
7u/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c | 3 +++
2 files changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/7u/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/7u/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 9a1abb99a..dbea75e12 100644
--- a/7u/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/7u/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1677,6 +1677,12 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
+ memmap=nn[KMG]-ss[KMG]
+ Free E820 reserved memory, as specified by the user.
+ Region of reserved memory to be free, from ss to ss+nn.
+ Example: free reserved memory from 0x18690000-0x186a0000
+ memmap=0x4101000-0x6aeff000
memory_corruption_check=0/1 [X86]
Some BIOSes seem to corrupt the first 64k of
memory when doing things like suspend/resume.
diff --git a/7u/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c b/7u/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
index 174da5fc5..b8a042981 100644
--- a/7u/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
+++ b/7u/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
@@ -875,6 +875,9 @@ static int __init parse_memmap_one(char *p)
} else if (*p == '$') {
start_at = memparse(p+1, &p);
e820_add_region(start_at, mem_size, E820_RESERVED);
+ } else if (*p == '-') {
+ start_at = memparse(p+1, &p);
+ e820_remove_range(start_at, mem_size, E820_RESERVED, E820_RAM);
} else
e820_remove_range(mem_size, ULLONG_MAX - mem_size, E820_RAM, 1);