[3A/3,good] e820: Add the unknown-12 Memory type (DDR3-NvDIMM)
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Message ID 54EB2124.7040701@plexistor.com
State New, archived
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Boaz Harrosh Feb. 23, 2015, 12:46 p.m. UTC
There are multiple vendors of DDR3 NvDIMMs out in the market today.
At various stages of development/production. It is estimated that
there are already more the 100ds of thousands chips sold to
testers and sites.

All the BIOS vendors I know of, tagged these chips at e820 table
as type-12 memory.

Now the ACPI comity, as far as I know, did not yet define a
standard type for NvDIMM. Also, as far as I know any NvDIMM
standard will only be defined for DDR4. So DDR3 NvDIMM is
probably stuck with this none STD type.

I Wish and call the ACPI comity to Define that NvDIMM is type-12.
Also for DDR4

In this patch I name type-12 "unknown-12". This is because of
ACPI politics that refuse to reserve type-12 as DDR3-NvDIMM
and members keep saying:
	"What if ACPI assigns type-12 for something else in future"

[And I say: Then just don't. Please?]

Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/e820.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

Comments

Andy Lutomirski Feb. 23, 2015, 3:48 p.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 4:46 AM, Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:
>
> There are multiple vendors of DDR3 NvDIMMs out in the market today.
> At various stages of development/production. It is estimated that
> there are already more the 100ds of thousands chips sold to
> testers and sites.
>
> All the BIOS vendors I know of, tagged these chips at e820 table
> as type-12 memory.
>

I have no problem with this patch.

> Now the ACPI comity, as far as I know, did not yet define a
> standard type for NvDIMM. Also, as far as I know any NvDIMM
> standard will only be defined for DDR4. So DDR3 NvDIMM is
> probably stuck with this none STD type.

s/comity/committee?

>
> I Wish and call the ACPI comity to Define that NvDIMM is type-12.
> Also for DDR4
>
> In this patch I name type-12 "unknown-12". This is because of
> ACPI politics that refuse to reserve type-12 as DDR3-NvDIMM
> and members keep saying:
>         "What if ACPI assigns type-12 for something else in future"
>
> [And I say: Then just don't. Please?]

Good luck :)

--Andy

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diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
index 18a9850..023dd29 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
@@ -25,6 +25,11 @@ 
 #include <asm/proto.h>
 #include <asm/setup.h>
 
+/* These are nonstandard Memory types that we do not want in the exported
+ * header.
+ */
+#define E820_UNKNOWN_12 12	/* This is the unofficial DDR3-NVDIMM */
+
 /*
  * The e820 map is the map that gets modified e.g. with command line parameters
  * and that is also registered with modifications in the kernel resource tree
@@ -169,6 +174,9 @@  static void __init e820_print_type(u32 type)
 	case E820_UNUSABLE:
 		printk(KERN_CONT "unusable");
 		break;
+	case E820_UNKNOWN_12:
+		printk(KERN_CONT "unknown-12");
+		break;
 	default:
 		printk(KERN_CONT "type %u", type);
 		break;
@@ -928,6 +936,7 @@  static inline const char *e820_type_to_string(int e820_type)
 	case E820_NVS:	return "ACPI Non-volatile Storage";
 	case E820_UNUSABLE:	return "Unusable memory";
 	case E820_RESERVED:	return "reserved";
+	case E820_UNKNOWN_12:	return "unkown-12";
 	default:	return "reserved-unkown";
 	}
 }