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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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