[PATCH 3/8] add mem64_min/max control

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Nov 17 23:34:43 EST 2012

On 11/17/2012 04:44 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai at kernel.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Eric W. Biederman
>> <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
>> then for setup data (boot param) and command line, we have to set extra ident
>> mapping for them in kernel arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S
> find the solution for this one:
> We don't need to set ident map for boot_param and command line in head_64.S
> as we already get arch/x86/kernel/head64.c, and could use
> early_ioremap to access
> and copy them out.

I don't think that is feasible; we need access to this structure 
extremely early.  I think if you're using the 64-bit entry point it has 
to be an entry condition that those structures are mapped.  It simply 
becomes a precondition for using the 64-bit entry point.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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