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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] memblock,arm64: Expand the static memblock memory table
On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 09:18:32AM +0000, Zhou Guanghui wrote:
> In a system using HBM, a multi-bit ECC error occurs, and the BIOS
> will mark the corresponding area (for example, 2 MB) as unusable.
> When the system restarts next time, these areas are not reported
> or reported as EFI_UNUSABLE_MEMORY. Both cases lead to an increase
> in the number of memblocks, whereas EFI_UNUSABLE_MEMORY leads to a
> larger number of memblocks.
>
> For example, if the EFI_UNUSABLE_MEMORY type is reported:
> ...
> memory[0x92] [0x0000200834a00000-0x0000200835bfffff], 0x0000000001200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x93] [0x0000200835c00000-0x0000200835dfffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x94] [0x0000200835e00000-0x00002008367fffff], 0x0000000000a00000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x95] [0x0000200836800000-0x00002008369fffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x96] [0x0000200836a00000-0x0000200837bfffff], 0x0000000001200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x97] [0x0000200837c00000-0x0000200837dfffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x98] [0x0000200837e00000-0x000020087fffffff], 0x0000000048200000 bytes on node 7 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x99] [0x0000200880000000-0x0000200bcfffffff], 0x0000000350000000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x9a] [0x0000200bd0000000-0x0000200bd01fffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x9b] [0x0000200bd0200000-0x0000200bd07fffff], 0x0000000000600000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x9c] [0x0000200bd0800000-0x0000200bd09fffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x9d] [0x0000200bd0a00000-0x0000200fcfffffff], 0x00000003ff600000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x0
> memory[0x9e] [0x0000200fd0000000-0x0000200fd01fffff], 0x0000000000200000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x4
> memory[0x9f] [0x0000200fd0200000-0x0000200fffffffff], 0x000000002fe00000 bytes on node 6 flags: 0x0
> ...
>
> The EFI memory map is parsed to construct the memblock arrays before
> the memblock arrays can be resized. As the result, memory regions
> beyond INIT_MEMBLOCK_REGIONS are lost.
>
> Allow overriding memblock.memory array size with architecture defined
> INIT_MEMBLOCK_MEMORY_REGIONS and make arm64 to set
> INIT_MEMBLOCK_MEMORY_REGIONS to 1024 when CONFIG_EFI is enabled.
>
> Signed-off-by: Zhou Guanghui <zhouguanghui1@huawei.com>
> Acked-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>

Tested on Ampere Altra, resolving this issue as observed internally. I didn't
perform the test myself, but representing it here as a point of contact:

Tested-by: Darren Hart <darren@os.amperecomputing.com>

--
Darren Hart
Ampere Computing / OS and Kernel

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