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Subject[PATCH 3.17 17/47] of/fdt: memblock_reserve /memreserve/ regions in the case of partial overlap
3.17-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Ian Campbell <>

commit 094cb98179f19b75acf9ff471daabf3948ce98e6 upstream.

memblock_is_region_reserved() returns true in the case of a partial
overlap, meaning that the current code fails to reserve the
non-overlapping portion.

This call was introduced as part of d1552ce449eb "of/fdt: move
memreserve and dtb memory reservations into core" which went into

I observed this causing a Midway system with a buggy fdt (the header
declares itself to be larger than it really is) failing to boot
because the over-inflated size of the fdt was causing it to seem to
run into the swapper_pg_dir region, meaning the DT wasn't reserved.
The symptoms were failing to find an disks or network and failing to

However given the ambiguity of whether things like the initrd are
covered by /memreserve/ and similar I think it is best to also
register the region rather than just ignoring it.

Since memblock_reserve() handles overlaps just fine lets just warn and
carry on.

Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <>
Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <>
Cc: Rob Herring <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/of/fdt.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/of/fdt.c
+++ b/drivers/of/fdt.c
@@ -964,8 +964,6 @@ void __init __weak early_init_dt_add_mem
int __init __weak early_init_dt_reserve_memory_arch(phys_addr_t base,
phys_addr_t size, bool nomap)
- if (memblock_is_region_reserved(base, size))
- return -EBUSY;
if (nomap)
return memblock_remove(base, size);
return memblock_reserve(base, size);

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