Commit 8fcc9bc3 authored by Baoquan He's avatar Baoquan He Committed by Ingo Molnar
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Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt: Update 'memmap=' boot option description

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 ("x86, mm: Let "memmap=" take more entries one time")

... 'memmap=' was changed to adopt multiple, comma delimited values in a
single entry, so update the related description.

In the special case of only specifying size value without an offset,
like memmap=nn[KMG], memmap behaves similarly to mem=nn[KMG], so update
it too here.

Furthermore, for memmap=nn[KMG]$ss[KMG], an escape character needs be added
before '$' for some bootloaders. E.g in grub2, if we specify memmap=100M$5G
as suggested by the documentation, "memmap=100MG" gets passed to the kernel.

Clarify all this.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBaoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
Acked-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: dan.j.williams@intel.com
Cc: douly.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com
Cc: dyoung@redhat.com
Cc: m.mizuma@jp.fujitsu.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1494654390-23861-4-git-send-email-bhe@redhat.com


[ Various spelling fixes. ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
parent 4cdba14f
......@@ -2127,6 +2127,12 @@
memmap=nn[KMG]@ss[KMG]
[KNL] Force usage of a specific region of memory.
Region of memory to be used is from ss to ss+nn.
If @ss[KMG] is omitted, it is equivalent to mem=nn[KMG],
which limits max address to nn[KMG].
Multiple different regions can be specified,
comma delimited.
Example:
memmap=100M@2G,100M#3G,1G!1024G
memmap=nn[KMG]#ss[KMG]
[KNL,ACPI] Mark specific memory as ACPI data.
......@@ -2139,6 +2145,9 @@
memmap=64K$0x18690000
or
memmap=0x10000$0x18690000
Some bootloaders may need an escape character before '$',
like Grub2, otherwise '$' and the following number
will be eaten.
memmap=nn[KMG]!ss[KMG]
[KNL,X86] Mark specific memory as protected.
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