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Subject[PATCH] x86/kexec: do not reserve kexec setup_data in kexec e820 table
The e820 table for kexec kernel always takes setup_data as reserved.
It is reasonable for the setup_data passed by the 1st kernel boot loader,
for example SETUP_PCI etc. But SETUP_EFI is used by kexec itself to
enable EFI in 2nd kernel, also kexec setups it every time. Thus it
is pointless to reserve kexec prepared setup_data.

1st physical boot: no SETUP_EFI
kexec load new kernel and prepare a SETUP_EFI setup_data, then reboot
-> 2nd kernel sees SETUP_EFI, reserves in both e820 and kexec e820
another kexec load prepare a new SETUP_EFI, then reboot
-> 3rd kernel has two SETUP_EFI ranges reserved
-> and so on..

Thus skip SETUP_EFI while reserving setup_data for kexec kernel.

Signed-off-by: Dave Young <>
arch/x86/kernel/e820.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- linux-x86.orig/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
+++ linux-x86/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
@@ -999,7 +999,9 @@ void __init e820__reserve_setup_data(voi
while (pa_data) {
data = early_memremap(pa_data, sizeof(*data));
e820__range_update(pa_data, sizeof(*data)+data->len, E820_TYPE_RAM, E820_TYPE_RESERVED_KERN);
- e820__range_update_kexec(pa_data, sizeof(*data)+data->len, E820_TYPE_RAM, E820_TYPE_RESERVED_KERN);
+ /* Skip kexec passed setup_data */
+ if (data->type != SETUP_EFI)
+ e820__range_update_kexec(pa_data, sizeof(*data)+data->len, E820_TYPE_RAM, E820_TYPE_RESERVED_KERN);

if (data->type == SETUP_INDIRECT &&
((struct setup_indirect *)data->data)->type != SETUP_INDIRECT) {
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