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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 00/10] EFI Specific Purpose Memory Support
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On 9/5/2019 1:06 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> 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?

Yes, I've just exported the acpi-tables branch containing that commit as
a stable one in the linux-pm.git tree at kernel.org.

Cheers!


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