Re: [Linux-ia64] Problem with elilo 3.3a

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-02-14 18:09:03
>>>>> On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:58:53 -0800, Stephane Eranian <> said:

  Stephane> Note that the memory map itself IS NOT allocated inside
  Stephane> the boot_param structure. This structure only contains a
  Stephane> pointer to it as well as the size of the region. The map
  Stephane> is dynamically allocated (in util.c).  The kernel
  Stephane> (arch/ia64/kernel/setup.c) assumes all "valid" memory
  Stephane> regions are free except for regions it knows about which
  Stephane> are: - the boot param struct - the memory map (address in
  Stephane> size in boot param struct) - initrd - command line string
  Stephane> - kernel code and data

That's not good.  The kernel assumes that the efi_memmap was copied
and happily scribbles over it.  I thought the bootloader used to make
a copy of the mem-map.  Am I misremembering?

Received on Thu Feb 13 23:10:36 2003

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