[coreboot] Resource Allocation discussion

Marc Jones marcj303 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 03:51:58 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ron minnich [mailto:rminnich at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 2:51 PM
>> To: Myles Watson
>> Cc: Marc Jones; Rudolf Marek; Coreboot
>> Subject: Re: [coreboot] Resource Allocation discussion
>> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Do we want to take fixed resources into account in the allocator?
>> I would think so.
> I would too, but v2 didn't and did pretty well.  I'm interested to see an
> idea for the resource allocation algorithm that allocates from largest to
> smallest resource, except when it's skipping fixed resources.
> I think it's doable, but nothing like what we have.

That surprises me. I thought it does, which is how/why you can get rid
of DEVICE_MEM_HIGH. Otherwise you would clobber the ROM and the APIC.

And that brings up where to reserve the ROM space. In the southbridge
subtractive device code I guess?


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