[PATCH V4 2/3] arm64: support initrd outside kernel linear map

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Tue Sep 8 04:31:13 PDT 2015

Hi Mark,

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 06:01:06PM +0100, Mark Salter wrote:
> The use of mem= could leave part or all of the initrd outside of
> the kernel linear map. This will lead to an error when unpacking
> the initrd and a probable failure to boot. This patch catches that
> situation and relocates the initrd to be fully within the linear
> map.

With next-20150908, this patch results in a confusing message at boot when not
using an initrd:

Moving initrd from [4080000000-407fffffff] to [9fff49000-9fff48fff]

I think that can be solved by folding in the diff below.


diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c
index 6bab21f..2322479 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c
@@ -364,6 +364,8 @@ static void __init relocate_initrd(void)
                to_free = ram_end - orig_start;
        size = orig_end - orig_start;
+       if (!size)
+               return;
        /* initrd needs to be relocated completely inside linear mapping */
        new_start = memblock_find_in_range(0, PFN_PHYS(max_pfn),

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