Re: [PATCH] of: specify initrd location using 64-bit

From: Rob Herring
Date: Wed Sep 12 2012 - 18:08:27 EST

On 09/12/2012 02:58 PM, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 09/12/2012 08:02 PM, Cyril Chemparathy wrote:
>>>> -void __init early_init_dt_setup_initrd_arch(unsigned long start,
>>>> unsigned long end)
>>>> +void __init early_init_dt_setup_initrd_arch(u64 start, u64 end)
>>> Why not phys_addr_t?
>> The rest of the memory specific bits of the device-tree code use u64 for
>> addresses, and I kept it the same for consistency.
> Geert is right here. If it is a physical address, it should be
> phys_addr_t.

While generally true, for the DT specific code I think it should be a
fixed u64. The size of the address is defined by the FDT, not the
kernel. It is very likely we could have a FDT that specifies addresses
in 64-bit values, but then we boot a kernel is compiled for !LPAE.
phys_addr_t is currently sized based on LPAE setting.

Also, this is how the memory and reserved nodes are handled currently,
so we should be consistent.


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