Re: [PATCH] trim memory not covered by WB MTRRs

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 11:11:06 EST


> This patch works around the problem by scanning the MTRRs at
> boot and figuring out whether the current end_pfn value (setup
> by early e820 code) goes beyond the highest WB MTRR range, and
> if so, trimming it to match. A fairly obnoxious KERN_WARNING
> is printed too, letting the user know that not all of their
> memory is available due to a likely BIOS bug.

Way too obnoxious warning, I'd say. Just drop the *s.

> + if ((highest_addr >> PAGE_SHIFT) != end_pfn) {
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "***************\n");
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "**** WARNING: likely BIOS bug\n");
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "**** MTRRs don't cover all of "
> + "memory, trimmed %ld pages\n", end_pfn -
> + (highest_addr >> PAGE_SHIFT));
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "***************\n");
> + end_pfn = highest_addr >> PAGE_SHIFT;

...and I'd print lost memory in kilobytes, to be more luser-friendly.


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