Re: [PATCH] x86, efi: print debug values in Kib not MB

From: Prarit Bhargava
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 13:05:04 EST

On 07/30/2014 11:05 AM, Colin Ian King wrote:
> On 30/07/14 15:48, Matt Fleming wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Jul, at 12:29:32AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 01:09:21PM -0400, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>>>> The current debug print in EFI does
>>>> [ 0.000000] efi: mem84: type=3, attr=0xf, range=[0x00000000645b5000-0x00000000645fb000) (0MB)
>>>> and rounds off the size to 0MB and isn't very useful. We should print this in
>>>> Kib. After applying this patch we get better info with
>>>> [ 0.000000] efi: mem84: type=3, attr=0xf, range=[0x00000000645b5000-0x00000000645fb000) (280kiB)
>>> Turning this into kiB unconditionally won't always work ok:
>>> First of all, there might be something which parses that output so I'd
>>> make sure I'm not breaking that. Maybe fwts... Matt will know.
>> I'm not aware of anything that parses the dmesg output, but I'm
>> including Colin in case he has any insight.
> That won't break fwts.

Matt -- could you make a decision on whether or not this should be strictly in
KiB or if it should be a rolling KiB, Mib, and GiB?

My issue is simply that I'd like to know *exactly* how big each range is and not
have it rounded off. Others think that it is easier to read Mib & Gib ...


> Colin
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