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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 00/10] EFI Specific Purpose Memory Support
On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 4:09 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
>
> On Friday, August 30, 2019 3:52:18 AM CEST Dan Williams wrote:
> > Changes since v4 [1]:
> > - Rename the facility from "Application Reserved" to "Soft Reserved" to
> > better reflect how the memory is treated. While the spec talks about
> > "specific / application purpose" memory the expected kernel behavior is
> > to make a best effort at reserving the memory from general purpose
> > allocations.
> >
> > - Add a new efi=nosoftreserve option to disable consideration of the
> > EFI_MEMORY_SP attribute at boot time. This is also motivated by
> > Christoph's initial feedback of allowing the kernel to opt-out of the
> > policy whims of the platform BIOS implementation.
> >
> > - Update the KASLR implementation to exclude soft-reserved memory
> > including the case where soft-reserved memory is specified via the
> > efi_fake_mem= attribute-override command-line option.
> >
> > - Move the memregion allocator to its own object file. v4 had it in
> > kernel/resource.c which caused compile errors on Sparc. I otherwise
> > could not find an appropriate place to stash it.
> >
> > - Rebase on a merge of tip/master and rafael/linux-next since the series
> > collides with changes in both those trees.
> >
> > [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/r/156140036490.2951909.1837804994781523185.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com/
> >
> > ---
> >
> > Thomas, Rafael,
> >
> > This happens to collide with both your trees. I think the content
> > warrants going through the x86 tree, but would need to publish commit:
> >
> > 5c7ed4385424 HMAT: Skip publishing target info for nodes with no online memory
> >
> > ...in Rafael's tree as a stable id for -tip to pull in, but I'm also
> > open to other options. I've retained Dave's reviewed-by from v4.
> >
> > ---
> >
> > The EFI 2.8 Specification [2] introduces the EFI_MEMORY_SP ("specific
> > purpose") memory attribute. This attribute bit replaces the deprecated
> > ACPI HMAT "reservation hint" that was introduced in ACPI 6.2 and removed
> > in ACPI 6.3.
> >
> > Given the increasing diversity of memory types that might be advertised
> > to the operating system, there is a need for platform firmware to hint
> > which memory ranges are free for the OS to use as general purpose memory
> > and which ranges are intended for application specific usage. For
> > example, an application with prior knowledge of the platform may expect
> > to be able to exclusively allocate a precious / limited pool of high
> > bandwidth memory. Alternatively, for the general purpose case, the
> > operating system may want to make the memory available on a best effort
> > basis as a unique numa-node with performance properties by the new
> > CONFIG_HMEM_REPORTING [3] facility.
> >
> > In support of optionally allowing either application-exclusive and
> > core-kernel-mm managed access to differentiated memory, claim
> > EFI_MEMORY_SP ranges for exposure as "soft reserved" and assigned to a
> > device-dax instance by default. Such instances can be directly owned /
> > mapped by a platform-topology-aware application. Alternatively, with the
> > new kmem facility [4], the administrator has the option to instead
> > designate that those memory ranges be hot-added to the core-kernel-mm as
> > a unique memory numa-node. In short, allow for the decision about what
> > software agent manages soft-reserved memory to be made at runtime.
> >
> > The patches build on the new HMAT+HMEM_REPORTING facilities merged
> > for v5.2-rc1. The implementation is tested with qemu emulation of HMAT
> > [5] plus the efi_fake_mem facility for applying the EFI_MEMORY_SP
> > attribute. Specific details on reproducing the test configuration are in
> > patch 10.
> >
> > [2]: https://uefi.org/sites/default/files/resources/UEFI_Spec_2_8_final.pdf
> > [3]: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e1cf33aafb84
> > [4]: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c221c0b0308f
> > [5]: http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/cover/1096737/
> >
> > ---
> >
> > Dan Williams (10):
> > acpi/numa: Establish a new drivers/acpi/numa/ directory
> > efi: Enumerate EFI_MEMORY_SP
> > x86, efi: Push EFI_MEMMAP check into leaf routines
> > x86, efi: Reserve UEFI 2.8 Specific Purpose Memory for dax
> > x86, efi: Add efi_fake_mem support for EFI_MEMORY_SP
> > lib: Uplevel the pmem "region" ida to a global allocator
> > dax: Fix alloc_dax_region() compile warning
> > device-dax: Add a driver for "hmem" devices
> > acpi/numa/hmat: Register HMAT at device_initcall level
> > acpi/numa/hmat: Register "soft reserved" memory as an "hmem" device
> >
> >
> > Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 19 +++
> > arch/x86/Kconfig | 21 ++++
> > arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c | 7 +
> > arch/x86/boot/compressed/kaslr.c | 50 +++++++-
> > arch/x86/include/asm/e820/types.h | 8 +
> > arch/x86/include/asm/efi-stub.h | 11 ++
> > arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h | 17 +++
> > arch/x86/kernel/e820.c | 12 ++
> > arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 19 ++-
> > arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 56 +++++++++
> > arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c | 3 +
> > drivers/acpi/Kconfig | 9 --
> > drivers/acpi/Makefile | 3 -
> > drivers/acpi/hmat/Makefile | 2
> > drivers/acpi/numa/Kconfig | 8 +
> > drivers/acpi/numa/Makefile | 3 +
> > drivers/acpi/numa/hmat.c | 138 +++++++++++++++++++++--
> > drivers/acpi/numa/srat.c | 0
> > drivers/dax/Kconfig | 27 ++++-
> > drivers/dax/Makefile | 2
> > drivers/dax/bus.c | 2
> > drivers/dax/bus.h | 2
> > drivers/dax/dax-private.h | 2
> > drivers/dax/hmem.c | 57 ++++++++++
> > drivers/firmware/efi/Makefile | 5 +
> > drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 8 +
> > drivers/firmware/efi/esrt.c | 3 +
> > drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.c | 26 ++--
> > drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.h | 10 ++
> > drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c | 12 ++
> > drivers/firmware/efi/x86-fake_mem.c | 69 ++++++++++++
> > drivers/nvdimm/Kconfig | 1
> > drivers/nvdimm/core.c | 1
> > drivers/nvdimm/nd-core.h | 1
> > drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c | 13 +-
> > include/linux/efi.h | 4 -
> > include/linux/ioport.h | 1
> > include/linux/memregion.h | 23 ++++
> > lib/Kconfig | 3 +
> > lib/Makefile | 1
> > lib/memregion.c | 18 +++
> > 41 files changed, 584 insertions(+), 93 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 arch/x86/include/asm/efi-stub.h
> > delete mode 100644 drivers/acpi/hmat/Makefile
> > rename drivers/acpi/{hmat/Kconfig => numa/Kconfig} (70%)
> > create mode 100644 drivers/acpi/numa/Makefile
> > rename drivers/acpi/{hmat/hmat.c => numa/hmat.c} (85%)
> > rename drivers/acpi/{numa.c => numa/srat.c} (100%)
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dax/hmem.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/firmware/efi/fake_mem.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/firmware/efi/x86-fake_mem.c
> > create mode 100644 include/linux/memregion.h
> > create mode 100644 lib/memregion.c
> >
>
> Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
>
> for the ACPI-related changes in this series.

Thanks Rafael, is commit 5c7ed4385424 on a stable branch that Thomas
could merge, or Thomas, is this all too late for v5.4?

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