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From: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>
To: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@suse.com>,
	Stuart Hayes <stuart.w.hayes@gmail.com>
Cc: tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	mcgrof@do-not-panic.com, Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@hp.com>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [PATCH] x86: Use larger chunks in mtrr_cleanup
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:17:02 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <55E83A3E.3030000@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150903024542.GS8051@wotan.suse.de>



On 09/02/2015 10:45 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 11:05:33AM -0500, Stuart Hayes wrote:
>> Increase the range of chunk sizes tried in mtrr_cleanup() so it is able
>> to map large memory configs into MTRRs.
>>
>> Currently, mtrr_cleanup() will fail with large memory configurations,
>> because it limits chunk_size to 2GB, which means that each MTRR can only
>> cover 2GB of memory.  With a memory size of, say, 256GB, and ten variable
>> MTRRs (such as some recent Intel CPUs have), it is not possible to set up
>> the MTRRs to cover all of memory.
> 
> Linux drivers no longer use MTRR so why is the cleanup needed, ie, what would
> happen if the cleanup is just skipped in your case ?

The infiniband & video drivers still use MTRR (or at least it was my
understanding that they do).  In any case, Stuart -- could you try booting with
'disable_mtrr_cleanup' as a kernel parameter?

P.

  reply	other threads:[~2015-09-03 12:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <55E477DE.2060106@gmail.com>
2015-08-31 16:05 ` Stuart Hayes
2015-09-03  2:45   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 12:17     ` Prarit Bhargava [this message]
2015-09-03 17:59       ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 18:10         ` Prarit Bhargava
2015-09-03 18:40           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 19:22             ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-03 19:51               ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 21:31                 ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-03 22:07                   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 22:25                     ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-03 22:45                       ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-03 23:21                         ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-03 23:54                           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-04  0:48                             ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-04  1:40                               ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2015-09-04 14:56                                 ` Toshi Kani
2015-09-04  6:51                             ` Jan Beulich
2015-09-14 14:46       ` Stuart Hayes
2015-11-05 19:14         ` Yinghai Lu
2015-11-05 19:43           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-03-16 20:20             ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-03-29 17:07               ` Luis R. Rodriguez

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