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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: Edgar Hucek <hostmaster@ed-soft.at>,
	torvalds@osdl.org, hpa@zytor.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Add efi e820 memory mapping on x86 [try #1]
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 23:17:07 -0600
Message-ID: <m18xmimffw.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20060724212911.32dd3bc0.akpm@osdl.org> (Andrew Morton's message of "Mon, 24 Jul 2006 21:29:11 -0700")

Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> writes:

> On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 10:55:30 +0200
> Edgar Hucek <hostmaster@ed-soft.at> wrote:
>
>> This Patch add an efi e820 memory mapping.
>> 
>
> Why?

The x86 architecture needs a way to represent the firmware supplied
memory map in a way that later code can query what is in the map.  The
easiest way to do this is simply to convert the efi memory map into
an e820 memory map.

Eric

  reply index

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-06-26 21:19 [PATCH 1/1] Fix boot on efi 32 bit Machines [try #4] 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
2006-07-16  8:55                           ` [PATCH 1/1] Add efi e820 memory mapping on x86 [try #1] Edgar Hucek
2006-07-25  4:29                             ` Andrew Morton
2006-07-25  5:17                               ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2006-07-25  5:32                               ` Linus Torvalds
2006-07-25  5:34                                 ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-07-25  5:44                                   ` Linus Torvalds
2006-07-25  6:26                                     ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-07-25  6:00                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2006-07-16  9:00                           ` [PATCH 1/1] Add force of use MMCONFIG " Edgar Hucek
2006-07-25  4:33                             ` Andrew Morton
2006-07-25  5:27                               ` Linus Torvalds
2006-07-26 15:05                                 ` Andi Kleen

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