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Execute PowerPC64/AIM kernel from direct map region when possible.

Description

Execute PowerPC64/AIM kernel from direct map region when possible.

When the kernel can be in real mode in early boot, we can execute from
high addresses aliased to the kernel's physical memory. If that high
address has the first two bits set to 1 (0xc...), those addresses will
automatically become part of the direct map. This reduces page table
pressure from the kernel and it sets up the kernel to be used with
radix translation, for which it has to be up here.

This is accomplished by exploiting the fact that all PowerPC kernels are
built as position-independent executables and relocate themselves
on start. Before this patch, the kernel runs at 1:1 VA:PA, but that
VA/PA is random and set by the bootloader. Very early, it processes
its ELF relocations to operate wherever it happens to find itself.
This patch uses that mechanism to re-enter and re-relocate the kernel
a second time witha new base address set up in the early parts of
powerpc_init().

Reviewed by: jhibbits
Differential Revision: D14647

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Committed
nwhitehornMar 13 2018, 3:03 PM
Reviewer
jhibbits
Differential Revision
D14647: Execute PowerPC64/AIM kernel from direct map region when possible
Parents
rS330844: Correct minor typo in comment, efi_dmcap -> efi_tmcap
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