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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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