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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/4] MIPS: Refactor early_parse_mem() to fix mem= parameter
On Fri, Mar 04, 2022 at 04:10:52PM +0100, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2022 at 12:28:58PM +0800, Tiezhu Yang wrote:
> > According to Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt,
> > the kernel command-line parameter mem= means "Force usage of
> > a specific amount of memory", but when add "mem=3G" to the
> > command-line, kernel boot hangs in sparse_init().
> >
> > This commit is similar with the implementation of the other
> > archs such as arm64, powerpc and riscv, refactor the function
> > early_parse_mem() and then use memblock_enforce_memory_limit()
> > to limit the memory size.
> >
> > With this patch, when add "mem=3G" to the command-line, the
> > kernel boots successfully, we can see the following messages:
>
> unfortunately this patch would break platforms without memory detection,
> which simply use mem=32M for memory configuration. Not sure how many
> rely on this mechanism. If we can make sure nobody uses it, I'm fine
> with your patch.

maybe we could add a CONFIG option, which will be selected by
platforms, which don't need/want this usermem thing.

Thomas.

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