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From: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
To: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 00/10] EFI Specific Purpose Memory Support
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:37:30 +0200
Message-ID: <67107eb8-13bc-36ee-0708-7f5ba1d74d9e@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPcyv4ggOXjzaYZb4qCMQQL-Xf3fbZqKzqHTUBins_fv3=cEbw@mail.gmail.com>

On 9/5/2019 1:06 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 4:09 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
>> On Friday, August 30, 2019 3:52:18 AM CEST Dan Williams wrote:
>>> Changes since v4 [1]:
>>> - Rename the facility from "Application Reserved" to "Soft Reserved" to
>>>    better reflect how the memory is treated. While the spec talks about
>>>    "specific / application purpose" memory the expected kernel behavior is
>>>    to make a best effort at reserving the memory from general purpose
>>>    allocations.
>>>
>>> - Add a new efi=nosoftreserve option to disable consideration of the
>>>    EFI_MEMORY_SP attribute at boot time. This is also motivated by
>>>    Christoph's initial feedback of allowing the kernel to opt-out of the
>>>    policy whims of the platform BIOS implementation.
>>>
>>> - Update the KASLR implementation to exclude soft-reserved memory
>>>    including the case where soft-reserved memory is specified via the
>>>    efi_fake_mem= attribute-override command-line option.
>>>
>>> - Move the memregion allocator to its own object file. v4 had it in
>>>    kernel/resource.c which caused compile errors on Sparc. I otherwise
>>>    could not find an appropriate place to stash it.
>>>
>>> - Rebase on a merge of tip/master and rafael/linux-next since the series
>>>    collides with changes in both those trees.
>>>
>>> [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/r/156140036490.2951909.1837804994781523185.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com/
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> Thomas, Rafael,
>>>
>>> This happens to collide with both your trees. I think the content
>>> warrants going through the x86 tree, but would need to publish commit:
>>>
>>> 5c7ed4385424 HMAT: Skip publishing target info for nodes with no online memory
>>>
>>> ...in Rafael's tree as a stable id for -tip to pull in, but I'm also
>>> open to other options. I've retained Dave's reviewed-by from v4.
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> The EFI 2.8 Specification [2] introduces the EFI_MEMORY_SP ("specific
>>> purpose") memory attribute. This attribute bit replaces the deprecated
>>> ACPI HMAT "reservation hint" that was introduced in ACPI 6.2 and removed
>>> in ACPI 6.3.
>>>
>>> Given the increasing diversity of memory types that might be advertised
>>> to the operating system, there is a need for platform firmware to hint
>>> which memory ranges are free for the OS to use as general purpose memory
>>> and which ranges are intended for application specific usage. For
>>> example, an application with prior knowledge of the platform may expect
>>> to be able to exclusively allocate a precious / limited pool of high
>>> bandwidth memory. Alternatively, for the general purpose case, the
>>> operating system may want to make the memory available on a best effort
>>> basis as a unique numa-node with performance properties by the new
>>> CONFIG_HMEM_REPORTING [3] facility.
>>>
>>> In support of optionally allowing either application-exclusive and
>>> core-kernel-mm managed access to differentiated memory, claim
>>> EFI_MEMORY_SP ranges for exposure as "soft reserved" and assigned to a
>>> device-dax instance by default. Such instances can be directly owned /
>>> mapped by a platform-topology-aware application. Alternatively, with the
>>> new kmem facility [4], the administrator has the option to instead
>>> designate that those memory ranges be hot-added to the core-kernel-mm as
>>> a unique memory numa-node. In short, allow for the decision about what
>>> software agent manages soft-reserved memory to be made at runtime.
>>>
>>> The patches build on the new HMAT+HMEM_REPORTING facilities merged
>>> for v5.2-rc1. The implementation is tested with qemu emulation of HMAT
>>> [5] plus the efi_fake_mem facility for applying the EFI_MEMORY_SP
>>> attribute. Specific details on reproducing the test configuration are in
>>> patch 10.
>>>
>>> [2]: https://uefi.org/sites/default/files/resources/UEFI_Spec_2_8_final.pdf
>>> [3]: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e1cf33aafb84
>>> [4]: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c221c0b0308f
>>> [5]: http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/cover/1096737/
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> Dan Williams (10):
>>>        acpi/numa: Establish a new drivers/acpi/numa/ directory
>>>        efi: Enumerate EFI_MEMORY_SP
>>>        x86, efi: Push EFI_MEMMAP check into leaf routines
>>>        x86, efi: Reserve UEFI 2.8 Specific Purpose Memory for dax
>>>        x86, efi: Add efi_fake_mem support for EFI_MEMORY_SP
>>>        lib: Uplevel the pmem "region" ida to a global allocator
>>>        dax: Fix alloc_dax_region() compile warning
>>>        device-dax: Add a driver for "hmem" devices
>>>        acpi/numa/hmat: Register HMAT at device_initcall level
>>>        acpi/numa/hmat: Register "soft reserved" memory as an "hmem" device
>>>
>>>
>>>   Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt |   19 +++
>>>   arch/x86/Kconfig                                |   21 ++++
>>>   arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c                |    7 +
>>>   arch/x86/boot/compressed/kaslr.c                |   50 +++++++-
>>>   arch/x86/include/asm/e820/types.h               |    8 +
>>>   arch/x86/include/asm/efi-stub.h                 |   11 ++
>>>   arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h                      |   17 +++
>>>   arch/x86/kernel/e820.c                          |   12 ++
>>>   arch/x86/kernel/setup.c                         |   19 ++-
>>>   arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c                     |   56 +++++++++
>>>   arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c                  |    3 +
>>>   drivers/acpi/Kconfig                            |    9 --
>>>   drivers/acpi/Makefile                           |    3 -
>>>   drivers/acpi/hmat/Makefile                      |    2
>>>   drivers/acpi/numa/Kconfig                       |    8 +
>>>   drivers/acpi/numa/Makefile                      |    3 +
>>>   drivers/acpi/numa/hmat.c                        |  138 +++++++++++++++++++++--
>>>   drivers/acpi/numa/srat.c                        |    0
>>>   drivers/dax/Kconfig                             |   27 ++++-
>>>   drivers/dax/Makefile                            |    2
>>>   drivers/dax/bus.c                               |    2
>>>   drivers/dax/bus.h                               |    2
>>>   drivers/dax/dax-private.h                       |    2
>>>   drivers/dax/hmem.c                              |   57 ++++++++++
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/Makefile                   |    5 +
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c                      |    8 +
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/esrt.c                     |    3 +
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.c                 |   26 ++--
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.h                 |   10 ++
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c  |   12 ++
>>>   drivers/firmware/efi/x86-fake_mem.c             |   69 ++++++++++++
>>>   drivers/nvdimm/Kconfig                          |    1
>>>   drivers/nvdimm/core.c                           |    1
>>>   drivers/nvdimm/nd-core.h                        |    1
>>>   drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c                    |   13 +-
>>>   include/linux/efi.h                             |    4 -
>>>   include/linux/ioport.h                          |    1
>>>   include/linux/memregion.h                       |   23 ++++
>>>   lib/Kconfig                                     |    3 +
>>>   lib/Makefile                                    |    1
>>>   lib/memregion.c                                 |   18 +++
>>>   41 files changed, 584 insertions(+), 93 deletions(-)
>>>   create mode 100644 arch/x86/include/asm/efi-stub.h
>>>   delete mode 100644 drivers/acpi/hmat/Makefile
>>>   rename drivers/acpi/{hmat/Kconfig => numa/Kconfig} (70%)
>>>   create mode 100644 drivers/acpi/numa/Makefile
>>>   rename drivers/acpi/{hmat/hmat.c => numa/hmat.c} (85%)
>>>   rename drivers/acpi/{numa.c => numa/srat.c} (100%)
>>>   create mode 100644 drivers/dax/hmem.c
>>>   create mode 100644 drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.h
>>>   create mode 100644 drivers/firmware/efi/x86-fake_mem.c
>>>   create mode 100644 include/linux/memregion.h
>>>   create mode 100644 lib/memregion.c
>>>
>> Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
>>
>> for the ACPI-related changes in this series.
> Thanks Rafael, is commit 5c7ed4385424 on a stable branch that Thomas
> could merge, or Thomas, is this all too late for v5.4?

Yes, I've just exported the acpi-tables branch containing that commit as 
a stable one in the linux-pm.git tree at kernel.org.

Cheers!



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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-30  1:52 Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 01/10] acpi/numa: Establish a new drivers/acpi/numa/ directory Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 02/10] efi: Enumerate EFI_MEMORY_SP Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 03/10] x86, efi: Push EFI_MEMMAP check into leaf routines Dan Williams
2019-09-13  9:05   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 12:32     ` Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 04/10] x86, efi: Reserve UEFI 2.8 Specific Purpose Memory for dax Dan Williams
2019-09-13 12:59   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 16:22     ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 16:28       ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 16:39         ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 17:39           ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 17:54             ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 05/10] x86, efi: Add efi_fake_mem support for EFI_MEMORY_SP Dan Williams
2019-09-10  6:48   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-09-13 13:02   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 15:02     ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 19:48   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-09-13 20:43     ` Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 06/10] lib: Uplevel the pmem "region" ida to a global allocator Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:52 ` [PATCH v5 07/10] dax: Fix alloc_dax_region() compile warning Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:53 ` [PATCH v5 08/10] device-dax: Add a driver for "hmem" devices Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:53 ` [PATCH v5 09/10] acpi/numa/hmat: Register HMAT at device_initcall level Dan Williams
2019-08-30  1:53 ` [PATCH v5 10/10] acpi/numa/hmat: Register "soft reserved" memory as an "hmem" device Dan Williams
2019-09-02 11:09 ` [PATCH v5 00/10] EFI Specific Purpose Memory Support Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-09-04 23:06   ` Dan Williams
2019-09-06 11:37     ` Rafael J. Wysocki [this message]

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