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    SubjectRe: Reserving physical memory at boot time
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    > Followup to:
    > <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0212040905230.8842-100000@dragon.pdx.osdl.net> By author:
    > "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org>
    > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >>
    >> Patch for 'mem=exactmap' in 2.4 was submitted several weeks ago and Alan
    >> merged it into -ac. It does need to be pushed to Marcelo...
    >>
    >
    > Once again, with feeling...
    >
    > DON'T CALL IT mem=.
    >
    > mem= is part of the boot protocol.
    > Call it memmap= or something, or you'll break boot loaders in weird and
    > subtle ways.

    OK, with feeling:

    I agree with you since the boot protocol is well-defined.

    Just to be clear, my comment was referring to
    Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt, not to any C code.

    And it would really be helpful to catch issues like this soon
    after they happen...

    Thanks,
    ~Randy



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