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SubjectRe: [PATCH] trim memory not covered by WB MTRRs
On 6/12/07, Pavel Machek <> wrote:
> On Tue 2007-06-12 14:38:28, Ray Lee wrote:
> > Panicking when it's not necessary is anti-social. If the kernel can
> > continue, then it should, unless it's a correctness issue that may
> > cause data corruption. Given that the kernel can even work around the
> > problem now, throwing a panic is even less warranted.
> Printk("*********************** WARNING")
> is anti-social, too.

Pavel, this warning isn't even going to print on any of your systems.
So it's completely different than the straw-man you're proposing (that
I snipped).

Look, if you want to argue that the stars should go away, then sure,
I'm not going to stop you. But panicking over a BIOS misconfiguration
issue? One that can be corrected by the kernel? That's just plain

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