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SubjectRe: x86 patches was Re: -mm merge plans for 2.6.24
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On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 16:36 +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 00:18:09 -0700
> Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > How come? Memoryless node can and do occur in real-world machines. Kernel
> > > > should support that?
> > >
> > > But a node is just defined by its memory?
> >
> > Don't think so. A node is a lump of circuitry which can have zero or more
> > CPUs, IO and memory.
> >
> > It may initially have been conceived as a memory-only concept in the Linux
> > kernel, but that doesn't fully map onto reality (does it?)
> >
> > There was a real-world need for this, I think from the Fujitsu guys. That
> > should be spelled out in the changelog but isn't.
>
> Yes, Fujitsu and HP guys really need this memory-less-node support.

Agreed!

Lee

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