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Date:   Tue, 12 Dec 2023 18:21:43 +0100
From:   Vlastimil Babka <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>
        "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
        Vlastimil Babka <>
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation, mm/unaccepted: document accept_memory
 kernel parameter

The accept_memory kernel parameter was added in commit dcdfdd40fa82
("mm: Add support for unaccepted memory") but not listed in the
kernel-parameters doc. Add it there.

Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index 65731b060e3f..3a4ebb46073c 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1,3 +1,13 @@
+	accept_memory=  [MM]
+			Format: { eager | lazy }
+			default: lazy
+			By default, unaccepted memory is accepted lazily to
+			avoid prolonged boot at the cost of some runtime
+			overhead until all memory is eventually accepted. In
+			most cases the overhead is negligible but for some
+			workloads or for debugging purposes accept_memory=eager
+			can be used to accept all memory at once during boot.
 	acpi=		[HW,ACPI,X86,ARM64,RISCV64]
 			Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
 			Format: { force | on | off | strict | noirq | rsdt |

base-commit: a39b6ac3781d46ba18193c9dbb2110f31e9bffe9
change-id: 20231212-accept_memory_param-4a7adc5e5582

Best regards,
Vlastimil Babka <>

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