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From: Edgar Hucek <hostmaster@ed-soft.at>
To: Chuck Ebbert <76306.1226@compuserve.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Fix boot on efi 32 bit Machines [try #4]
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:45:12 +0200
Message-ID: <44B7ADF8.2070908@ed-soft.at> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200607141000_MC3-1-C4FF-9460@compuserve.com>

Chuck Ebbert schrieb:
> In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0607131507220.5623@g5.osdl.org>
> 
> On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:15:21 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
>>> From kernel 2.6.16 to kernel 2.6.17 a new check is made.
>>> File arch/i386/pci/mmconfig.c -> funktion pci_mmcfg_init -> check e820_all_mapped
>>> The courios thing is that this check will always fail on the
>>> Intel Macs booted through efi. Parsing of the ACPI_MCFG table
>>> returns e0000000 for the start. But this location is
>>> not in the memory map which the efi firmware have :
>>> BIOS-EFI: 00000000e00f8000 - 00000000e00f9000 (reserved)
>> It _sounds_ like you may not have converted all the EFI types 
>> (EFI_UNUSABLE_MEMORY?), but regardless, I think it would be fine to have 
>> perhaps a "PCI_FORCE_MMCONF" flag that avoided that sanity check, and then 
>> you could have some code (either the EFI code _or_ some DMI code) that 
>> sets it for the Intel Macs.
>>
>> Note that the check in pci_mmcfg_init() shouldn't be some EFI hack itself, 
>> it would be a real flag for the PCI subsystem, independently of EFI (I can 
>> see it being useful for a kernel command line option, even), and the only 
>> EFI connection would be that perhaps the EFI code ends up setting that 
>> flag (especially if there is some EFI command for doing this).
>>
>> Btw, if you do do this, I think we should make sure that the MMCONFIG base 
>> address is reserved in the PCI MMIO resource structures (which we don't do 
>> now, I think - part of the whole point of verifying that it's marked as 
>> E820_RESERVED is exactly the fact that otherwise we migth have problems 
>> with PCI MMIO resource allocations allocating a regular PCI resource over 
>> the MMCONFIG space..)
> 
> I just reposted Rajesh's patch for this (fixed the one previous complaint
> from the list.)
> 
>  Subj:  [patch, take 3] PCI: use ACPI to verify extended config space on x86
> 
> Edgar, can you get it and test?
> 
> Discussion should probably continue in that thread...
> 

I can't find the patch, can you send it ?

cu

Edgar

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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-07-14 13:57 Chuck Ebbert
2006-07-14 14:45 ` Edgar Hucek [this message]
2006-07-14 19:28 ` Edgar Hucek
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2006-07-16 12:09 Thomas Meyer
2006-06-26 22:22 Thomas Meyer
2006-06-26 21:19 Edgar Hucek
2006-06-26 21:33 ` Linus Torvalds
2006-06-27  6:15   ` Edgar Hucek
2006-06-27  6:20     ` Linus Torvalds
2006-06-28 22:37       ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-07-02 17:39         ` Eric W. Biederman
2006-07-02 17:42           ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-07-02 18:26             ` Eric W. Biederman
2006-07-02 18:46               ` Arjan van de Ven
2006-07-05  9:38               ` Edgar Hucek
2006-07-05 15:52                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2006-07-13 21:46                   ` Edgar Hucek
2006-07-13 22:15                     ` Linus Torvalds
2006-07-14  4:23                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2006-07-14  6:22                         ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-07-14  6:20                       ` Edgar Hucek
2006-07-14 16:09                         ` Linus Torvalds

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