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SubjectRe: Patch to reorder functions in the vmlinux to a defined order
On Thursday 23 February 2006 18:34, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2006-02-23 at 18:20 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > BTW I have been also pondering some time to really trust e820 and not
> > forcibly reserve 640K-1MB on 64bit. That code was inherited from i386,
> > but probably never made too much sense
> Depends if you want your boot video stuff to work, and vga space, and
> also how the ISA hole is used, some chipsets seem to use the RAM that
> would be there remapped elsewhere as SMM ram.

e820 should report that.

I would hope that e820 is correct on modern systems.

Ok it would be a test - if it causes too much collational damage it could be undone.

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