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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MIPS: reserve the memblock right after the kernel
On Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 03:10:01PM +0100, Alexander A Sverdlin wrote:
> From: Alexander Sverdlin <>
> Linux doesn't own the memory immediately after the kernel image. On Octeon
> bootloader places a shared structure right close after the kernel _end,
> refer to "struct cvmx_bootinfo *octeon_bootinfo" in cavium-octeon/setup.c.
> If check_kernel_sections_mem() rounds the PFNs up, first memblock_alloc()
> inside early_init_dt_alloc_memory_arch() <= device_tree_init() returns
> memory block overlapping with the above octeon_bootinfo structure, which
> is being overwritten afterwards.

as this special for Octeon how about added the memblock_reserve
in octen specific code ?


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