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[PATCH v2 2/3] mm/memory_hotplug: Introduce MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP

Some devices/drivers that add memory via add_memory() and friends (e.g.,
dax/kmem, but also virtio-mem in the future) don't want to create entries
in /sys/firmware/memmap/ - primarily to hinder kexec from adding this
memory to the boot memmap of the kexec kernel.

In fact, such memory is never exposed via the firmware memmap as System
RAM (e.g., e820), so exposing this memory via /sys/firmware/memmap/ is
 "kexec needs the raw firmware-provided memory map to setup the
  parameter segment of the kernel that should be booted with
  kexec. Also, the raw memory map is useful for debugging. For
  that reason, /sys/firmware/memmap is an interface that provides
  the raw memory map to userspace." [1]

We don't have to worry about firmware_map_remove() on the removal path.
If there is no entry, it will simply return with -EINVAL.

[1] https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-firmware-memmap

Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Pankaj Gupta <pankaj.gupta.linux@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
 include/linux/memory_hotplug.h | 8 ++++++++
 mm/memory_hotplug.c            | 3 ++-
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
index 0151fb935c09..4ca418a731eb 100644
--- a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
+++ b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
@@ -68,6 +68,14 @@ struct mhp_params {
        pgprot_t pgprot;
+/* Flags used for add_memory() and friends. */
+ * Don't create entries in /sys/firmware/memmap/. The memory is detected and
+ * added via a device driver, not via the initial (firmware) memmap.
+ */
+#define MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP         1
  * Zone resizing functions
diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index c01be92693e3..e94ede9cad00 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -1062,7 +1062,8 @@ int __ref add_memory_resource(int nid, struct resource 
        /* create new memmap entry */
-       firmware_map_add_hotplug(start, start + size, "System RAM");
+       if (!(flags & MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP))
+               firmware_map_add_hotplug(start, start + size, "System RAM");
        /* device_online() will take the lock when calling online_pages() */



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