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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>,
	Mark McLoughlin <markmc@redhat.com>,
	Alexander van Heukelum <heukelum@fastmail.fm>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86/xen: Disable DMI parsing in Xen kernel.
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:46:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080228094613.GC2987@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1204191082.5446.13.camel@zakaz.uk.xensource.com>


* Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> wrote:

> Actually scratch this patchset -- its not sufficient. For example 
> ddcprobe in userspace causes the exact same issue vs 0xa0000.
> 
> Looks like the only sane solution will be to mark regions between 
> 640K-1M reserved early on in boot.

and as luck has it, such a patch from Alexander van Heukelum has been 
put into x86.git#testing just yesterday.

So ... could you try x86.git#testing - does it work out of box? Is the 
reservation early enough to prevent pagetables be allocated in weird 
places? [or am i missing something - this is about the guest kernel 
reserving th 640k..1M area, not the host kernel - right?]

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-28  9:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-28  8:26 [PATCH 1/2] x86: Add nodmi command line option to turn off DMI parsing Ian Campbell
2008-02-28  8:26 ` [PATCH 2/2] x86/xen: Disable DMI parsing in Xen kernel Ian Campbell
2008-02-28  9:31   ` Ian Campbell
2008-02-28  9:46     ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-02-28 10:35       ` Ian Campbell
2008-02-28 10:44         ` Ingo Molnar

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