From: Borislav Petkov <email@example.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Sasha Levin <email@example.com>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <firstname.lastname@example.org>, x86-ml <email@example.com>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] x86/urgent for v5.13-rc5
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 00:07:58 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <YL1HLdmh55uGAIsfirstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
On Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 02:23:21PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 1:58 PM Mike Rapoport <email@example.com> wrote:
> > A while ago hpa said:
> > As far as I know, Windows 7 actually reserves all memory below
> > 1 MiB to avoid BIOS bugs.
> > (https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16661#c2)
> It would be good to have that checked somehow.
> I don't think this matters on any machine with gigs of RAM, but I do
> wonder about the people who want to do small configurations. Maybe
> they've given up on x86?
> It also eats into that somewhat precious legacy DMA resource and eats
> up a fair chunk of that. Again, not an issue on modern hardware, but
> > I believe that reserving everything below 1M after the real mode trampoline
> > is allocated reduces amount of hidden dependencies and makes things simpler
> > overall.
> Simpler, perhaps, and _I_ personally don't care about about 512kB of
> memory any more on any machines I have, but ..
Let's see if Sasha can dig out something... CCed.
@Sasha, can you figure out who we can talk to whether Windoze reserves
the first megabyte of memory unconditionally?
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-06-06 22:11 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-06-06 7:55 [GIT PULL] x86/urgent for v5.13-rc5 Borislav Petkov
2021-06-06 19:38 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-06-06 20:58 ` Mike Rapoport
2021-06-06 21:23 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-06-06 22:07 ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2021-06-06 23:05 ` Sasha Levin
2021-06-07 18:46 ` James Morris
2021-06-08 17:53 ` Michael Kelley
2021-06-08 18:33 ` Borislav Petkov
2021-06-08 19:22 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-06-08 20:01 ` Borislav Petkov
2021-06-08 20:03 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-06-08 20:30 ` [PATCH] x86/setup: Document that Windows reserves the first MiB Borislav Petkov
2021-06-09 8:54 ` Mike Rapoport
2021-06-06 20:14 ` [GIT PULL] x86/urgent for v5.13-rc5 pr-tracker-bot
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