<email@example.com> 代表 Jeff Brasen
发送时间: 2020年9月26日 1:08
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主题: Re: [edk2-discuss] GCD initialization and memory allocation HOBs
#2 is the case we are in, we have data that is loaded by our pre-UEFI
bootloaders into memory that should behave as boot services memory (OS
can reclaim this) When we setup our HOB list we added a normal system
memory resource that covers both the HOB list and this other data. We then
add a memory allocation HOB to mark this memory as boot services data. We
are seeing cases where CoreInitializeMemoryServices Is selecting the region
that has this data and is both causing corruption as well as preventing the
memory allocation hob from being processed correctly as the memory is not
free when GCD parses it.
You mean the memory range specified by PHIT resource hob is selected by CoreInitializeMemoryServices().
This memory range includes PEI memory and the allocated memory. So, there is no
free memory in this memory range. After CoreInitializeMemoryServices(), do you meet with memory allocation failure?
Can you attach the failure boot log for further analysis?
We can easily work around this particular issue by splitting the system
memory resource so that GCD then goes to look for space in the free region in
the hob or at the beginning of the resource that contains the HOB list. But if
we don't have enough space in those regions then it will look for other
memory regions and it doesn't seem like the best practice to design the HOB
producer with the specific implementation of GCD services.
It seems that if we have memory allocation data that is in outside the HOB list
itself we could hit this problem, and this seems valid per my reading of the PI
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Subject: Re: [edk2-discuss] GCD initialization and memory allocation HOBs
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On 09/24/20 20:40, Jeff Brasen wrote:
It looks like CoreInitializeMemoryServices(https://github.com/tianocore/edk2/blob/dd5c7e3c5282b084daa5bbf0ec229
ec699b2c17/MdeModulePkg/Core/Dxe/Gcd/Gcd.c#L2116)Do you mean
does not honor any memory allocations outside of the HOB list itself.
Should we add code to this function to make sure the region this
function select does not end up over a reserved region that the HOB
producer phase marked as already allocated? Either that or codify the
specific requirements a bit more on to make sure cases like this are
invalid. (producer might have to split up system resource entries,
(1) a physically reserved memory address range
(2) normal RAM (EFI_RESOURCE_SYSTEM_MEMORY) that is meant to be
"repurposed" (= pre-allocated) in PEI as a particular UEFI memory type?
EFI_HOB_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR "does not describe how memory is used
but instead describes the attributes of the physical memory present".
CoreInitializeMemoryServices() honors (1).
CoreInitializeMemoryServices() does not honor (2); however, the later
function CoreInitializeGcdServices() does honor (2).
* Regarding (1):
My understanding is that the HOB producer phase should describe "physically
reserved" memory regions with EFI_RESOURCE_MEMORY_RESERVED
resource descriptor HOBs, and these should not overlap normal memory
regions, which are described with EFI_RESOURCE_SYSTEM_MEMORY
Furthermore, whether (a part of) a memory resource is allocated or not, is
*orthogonal* to whether the memory resource is "physically reserved
memory" or "normal RAM". In my opinion, the diagram at
Volume 2 (DXE Core Interface)
7.2.2 GCD Memory Resources
Figure 2. GCD Memory State Transitions
So the HOB producer phase should firstly describe the area in question as
EFI_RESOURCE_MEMORY_RESERVED (without overlapping any other
resource descriptor in memory address space).
Secondly, if the HOB producer phase wants to prevent DXE modules from
allocating reserved memory out of this resource, then the HOB producer
phase should *also* cover the entire range with a memalloc HOB that uses
The first step above (= describing the area with an
EFI_RESOURCE_MEMORY_RESERVED HOB) will activate the following branch
// Skip Resource Descriptor HOBs that do not describe tested system
ResourceHob = Hob.ResourceDescriptor;
if (ResourceHob->ResourceType !=
* Regarding (2):
Normal (= not physically reserved) RAM that is allocated in PEI -- using
memalloc HOBs with various UEFI memory types, such as BS Data or AcpiNVS
-- is set aside in the CoreInitializeGcdServices() function.
Is that too late for your purpose? If so, why?
AIUI, CoreInitializeGcdServices() does make sure that DXE-phase calls to
gDS->AllocateMemorySpace(), gBS->AllocatePool(), and friends, will not
trample over the original memalloc HOBs.