Re: Memory hole 15-16Mb, how?

Pavel Machek (
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 21:03:03 +0100


> I wish to be able to tell linux with a command line parameter (much like you
> can for IO ports with "region=0x1000,128") that it shouldn't allocate this 1M
> to anything itself but allow access to it from ring 0. Maybe by configuring
> paging system in some way.

I'd like to second this. It is often usefull to exclude some areas of
memory. (For example if you are hunting bug in CPU ;-).

PS: Patch is easy to do. If you convince Linus to include it, I
volunteer to write it.


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