Re: [PATCH 02/11] MIPS: use virtual addresses from xkphys for MIPS64

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在2023年10月12日十月 下午4:34,Thomas Bogendoerfer写道:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2023 at 06:10:29PM +0200, Gregory CLEMENT wrote:
>> From: Vladimir Kondratiev <vladimir.kondratiev@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Now 64-bit MIPS uses 32-bit compatible segments KSEG0 and KSEG1
>> to trivially map first 1/2 GByte of physical memory. This memory
>> used to run kernel. This mean, one should have memory installed
>> in this area in order for Linux to work.
>> Kconfig CONFIG_USE_XKPHYS introduced; it adds support for kernel
>> to use virtual addresses from the XKPHYS segment for both cached
>> and uncached access. XKPHYS allows to access 2^48 bytes of
>> memory, thus allowing kernel to work with any memory
>> configuration.
> IMHO it doesn't make sense to introduce an option for a generic
> kernel, which then renders the generic kernel useless on all
> platforms other then yours.

Actually it won't. Many 64bit platforms do support load kernel to
XKPHYS, including boston and Loongson64, so it's still a generic

IMO this patch won't break support for any generic platform.

> Please don't use generic, but setup a new platform for it. Hopefully
> we can get rid all of the weirdness in this patch.

Perhaps better to introduce a Kconfig option to allow manipulation of
kernel load address.

- Jiaxun

> Thomas.
> -- 
> Crap can work. Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessarily a
> good idea.                                                [ RFC1925, 2.3 ]

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