Re: [PATCH 2/2] [IA64] Add phys_efi command line option

From: Horms <horms_at_verge.net.au>
Date: 2007-02-07 17:24:23
Hi,

I am resending this patch, which builds on the patch sent earlier
in this thread to allow physical mode SAL/EFI to work.

-- 
Simon Horman (Horms)
  horms@verge.net.au
  http://verge.net.au/~horms/

[IA64] Add phys_efi command line option

This patch adds a command line option, phys_efi, which forces
EFI calls to stay in physical mode. This is mainly for the purpose
of being able to test the physical mode code path.

I believe that it may also be needed in order to kexec between
OS/hypervisors with different memory layouts, such as Linux->Xen and vice
versa, which have 0xe000... and 0xf000... as their page offset respecively.
However, I am still working on verifying this.

Signed-Off-By: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au>
 

 Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt |    4 ++++
 arch/ia64/kernel/efi.c              |    9 ++++++++-
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6/arch/ia64/kernel/efi.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/ia64/kernel/efi.c	2007-02-07 11:53:10.000000000 +0900
+++ linux-2.6/arch/ia64/kernel/efi.c	2007-02-07 13:14:15.000000000 +0900
@@ -414,6 +414,7 @@
 	u64 efi_desc_size;
 	char *cp, vendor[100] = "unknown";
 	extern char saved_command_line[];
+	int phys_efi = 0;
 	int i;
 
 	/* it's too early to be able to use the standard kernel command line support... */
@@ -424,6 +425,9 @@
 			max_addr = GRANULEROUNDDOWN(memparse(cp + 9, &cp));
 		} else if (memcmp(cp, "min_addr=", 9) == 0) {
 			min_addr = GRANULEROUNDDOWN(memparse(cp + 9, &cp));
+		} else if (memcmp(cp, "phys_efi", 8) == 0) {
+			phys_efi = 1;
+			cp+=8;
 		} else {
 			while (*cp != ' ' && *cp)
 				++cp;
@@ -528,7 +532,10 @@
 #endif
 
 	efi_map_pal_code();
-	efi_enter_virtual_mode();
+	if (phys_efi)
+		printk("Forcing EFI to stay in physical mode\n");
+	else
+		efi_enter_virtual_mode();
 }
 
 void
Index: linux-2.6/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt	2007-02-07 11:52:41.000000000 +0900
+++ linux-2.6/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt	2007-02-07 11:53:11.000000000 +0900
@@ -1276,6 +1276,10 @@
 	pg.		[PARIDE]
 			See Documentation/paride.txt.
 
+	phys_efi	[IA-64] Force EFI, PAL and SAL calls to be made
+			in physical mode. Otherwise, if possible virtual mode
+			calls are made.
+
 	pirq=		[SMP,APIC] Manual mp-table setup
 			See Documentation/i386/IO-APIC.txt.
 
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