[RFC PATCH 0/3] arm64 initrd mapping/relocation

Ard Biesheuvel ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Wed Feb 3 00:42:30 PST 2016

On 2 February 2016 at 22:39, Mark Langsdorf <mlangsdo at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 02/02/2016 11:56 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> After discussing in linux-efi with Mark, and on #armlinux with Will, this
>> is
>> a proposal for dealing with initrd memory that is potentially not covered
>> by
>> the linear region.
>> Note that this will look slightly differently when some of the KASLR work
>> gets
>> merged, but this should only affect the way we deal with the initrd if it
>> sits
>> outside of the linear region.
>> Mostly intended for discussion, not tested at all.
>> Ard Biesheuvel (3):
>>    memblock: add routine to clear the MEMBLOCK_NOMAP flag for a region
>>    arm64: add the initrd region to the linear mapping explicitly
>>    arm64: remove the now unneeded relocate_initrd()
> I discovered the original problem on AMD Seattle and these patches
> fixed it for me.
> Tested-by: Mark Langsdorf <mlangsdo at redhat.com>

Thanks Mark.

I will let Will confirm when and how these patches will be merged.


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