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    SubjectRe: [bootfix] pass used_node_mask by reference in 2.6.10-mm1
    On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 11:13:19AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    > Without passing this parameter by reference, the changes to used_node_mask
    > are meaningless and do not affect the caller's copy.
    > This leads to boot-time failure. This proposed fix passes it by reference.

    This proposed fix is an actual fix according to my own testing.

    Without the patch applied, my quad em64t does not boot, and livelocks
    prior to console_init().

    With the patch applied, my quad em64 boots and runs normally.


    -- wli
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