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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:37 -0700
From:	tip-bot for Dave Hansen <>
Subject: [tip:x86/mm] x86/mm:
  Update memory map description to list hypervisor-reserved area

Commit-ID:  beb9147e95a75f41c984d7235cf6d59f3ca2d5db
Author:     Dave Hansen <>
AuthorDate: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:56:06 -0700
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:48:02 +0200

x86/mm: Update memory map description to list hypervisor-reserved area

Peter Anvin says:

 > 0xffff880000000000 is the lowest usable address because we have
 > agreed to leave 0xffff800000000000-0xffff880000000000 for the
 > hypervisor or other non-OS uses.

Let's call this out in the documentation.

This came up during the kernel address sanitizer discussions
where it was proposed to use this area for other kernel things.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <>
Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
 Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
index afe68dd..052ee64 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Virtual memory map with 4 level page tables:
 0000000000000000 - 00007fffffffffff (=47 bits) user space, different per mm
 hole caused by [48:63] sign extension
-ffff800000000000 - ffff80ffffffffff (=40 bits) guard hole
+ffff800000000000 - ffff87ffffffffff (=43 bits) guard hole, reserved for hypervisor
 ffff880000000000 - ffffc7ffffffffff (=64 TB) direct mapping of all phys. memory
 ffffc80000000000 - ffffc8ffffffffff (=40 bits) hole
 ffffc90000000000 - ffffe8ffffffffff (=45 bits) vmalloc/ioremap space
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