[PATCH] Implement support for mem command line parameter
bwalle at suse.de
Tue Jun 10 15:31:58 EDT 2008
* Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> [2008-06-09 23:00]:
> > Right. I just checked with 18.104.22.168 (openSUSE 10.3 kernel), and
> > - i386: /proc/iomem contains full memory
> > - x86_64: /proc/iomem contains truncated memory
> > After the x86 merge, x86_64 now has the behaviour of i386.
> Cool. Now atleast behavior across x86 and x86_64 is same.
After studying the code, well, that was wrong. I tested again:
- i386: /proc/iomem contains truncated memory
- x86_64: /proc/iomem contains full memroy
And after the merge, it stays the same, i.e. /proc/iomem in i386 is
Sorry for the confusion. :-|
The question is: Is that "accidentally" or by design. The file
[X86-32] Use together with memmap= to avoid physical
address space collisions. Without memmap= PCI devices
could be placed at addresses belonging to unused RAM.
implies that it's "by design".
(And EFI code might be different again. However, I have no non-IA64
EFI machine to test.)
Bernhard Walle, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Architecture Development
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