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Subject[tip:x86/boot] Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt: Document rand_mem_physical_padding=
Commit-ID:  2d580c160ada91049fc24b244ed74d8775bd1c96
Author: Masayoshi Mizuma <>
AuthorDate: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 10:08:43 -0400
Committer: Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 11:47:22 +0200

Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt: Document rand_mem_physical_padding=

This kernel parameter allows the modification of the padding used
for the physical memory mapping section when KASLR memory is enabled.

For memory hotplug capable systems, the default padding size,

The option is useful to adjust the padding size.

Signed-off-by: Masayoshi Mizuma <>
Cc: Baoquan He <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Masayoshi Mizuma <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index 64a3bf54b974..45f614cd2a61 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -3529,6 +3529,24 @@
fully seed the kernel's CRNG. Default is controlled

+ rand_mem_physical_padding=
+ [KNL] Define the padding size in terabytes
+ used for the physical memory mapping section
+ when KASLR is enabled.
+ If the padding size is not enough, you can see
+ 'Set rand_mem_physical_padding=XX ...' in system
+ boot message, so set the parameter as the message suggests.
+ This parameter is useful for memory hot-add capable
+ systems. Such systems may have more space than
+ actual memory size to hot-add memory. If the
+ padding size is not enough and memory is hot-added,
+ the hot-adding will fail because it destroys the
+ system memory map. So, the padding size needs to be
+ adjusted in such a system.
+ The default value is the value of
ras=option[,option,...] [KNL] RAS-specific options

cec_disable [X86]
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