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SubjectRe: holes for ISA boards...

AFAIK, it was never submitted for inclusion. It was pointed out to me
when I asked about it just over a year ago.

If Stephen Early's patch works, it sounds like a more generalized way to
do it. It's also already included in the ACPI patchset.

mid

On Sat, 12 Jun 1999, Riley Williams wrote:

> Hi Adam.
>
> > Christer Weinigel made a patch for 2.0.29 so long ago that
> > let Linux use all your RAM and still have the hole.
>
> > It may still be available at:
>
> > ftp://rvs.ctrl-c.liu.se/pub/wingel/memory-hole-2.0.29.diff
>
> > Shouldn't be terribly difficult to move to 2.2/2.3.
>
> Any idea why this patch wasn't included in the main kernel?
> It sounds like it'd be a very useful feature.
>
> Certainly, on my motherboard, if I enable the BIOS setting for
> "Enable 16M ISA DMA", a RAM hole appears between 14-16M, but at
> the same time, RAMtop moves upwards by 2M to compensate, so if
> such a patch was included, this system would work either way.
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | There is something frustrating about the quality and speed of Linux |
> | development, ie., the quality is too high and the speed is too high, |
> | in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
> | else has already done so and is just about to release their patch. |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> * ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
> * http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html
>


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