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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/11] efi: reduce the amount of memblock reservations for persistent allocations
On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 09:38, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
>
>
> * Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> > The current implementation of efi_mem_reserve_persistent() is rather
> > naive, in the sense that for each invocation, it creates a separate
> > linked list entry to describe the reservation. Since the linked list
> > entries themselves need to persist across subsequent kexec reboots,
> > every reservation created this way results in two memblock_reserve()
> > calls at the next boot.
> >
> > On arm64 systems with 100s of CPUs, this may result in a excessive
> > number of memblock reservations, and needless fragmentation.
> >
> > So instead, make use of the newly updated struct linux_efi_memreserve
> > layout to put multiple reservations into a single linked list entry.
> > This should get rid of the numerous tiny memblock reservations, and
> > effectively cut the total number of reservations in half on arm64
> > systems with many CPUs.
> >
> > Tested-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 20 +++++++++++++++++---
> > include/linux/efi.h | 3 +++
> > 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
> > index 80b11521627a..e90bc32c2670 100644
> > --- a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
> > +++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
> > @@ -998,7 +998,8 @@ int __ref efi_mem_reserve_persistent(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size)
> > {
> > struct linux_efi_memreserve *rsv;
> > int rsvsize = EFI_MEMRESERVE_SIZE(1);
> > - int rc;
> > + unsigned long prsv;
> > + int rc, index;
> >
> > if (efi_memreserve_root == (void *)ULONG_MAX)
> > return -ENODEV;
> > @@ -1009,11 +1010,24 @@ int __ref efi_mem_reserve_persistent(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size)
> > return rc;
> > }
> >
> > - rsv = kmalloc(rsvsize, GFP_ATOMIC);
>
> I fixed the following build warning in this patch:
>
> drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c:1000:6: warning: unused variable ‘rsvsize’ [-Wunused-variable]
>
> 'rsvsize' got entirely orphaned by the patch, so it can be removed.
>

Thanks, that was a rebase error on my part - apologies for not spotting it.

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