Introduce userspace interface for Firmware-provided memory map

H. Peter Anvin hpa at
Fri Jun 20 16:35:42 EDT 2008

Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 05:56:57PM +0200, Bernhard Walle wrote:
>> This patch (as request for comments) introduces a new userspace interface
>> /proc/firmware_mem that provides the unfiltered view of the BIOS on
>> memory configuration. That's usable for two reasons:
> How about /proc/firmware_memmap. This is little longish but probably more
> clear in intent.

Perhaps even /proc/firmware/memmap (or /sys/firmware/memmap/...).  I 
realize introducing a new directory is annoying, but it's a namespace 
that is likely to have other users.


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