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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: add PCI IDs to k8topology_64.c
Andi Kleen wrote:
>> also there are some users are using LinuxBIOS or other firmware that doesn't have or like ACPI support. but they still need numa.
>> for them ACPI doesn't help.
>
> We've had this discussion before. The right way even if you don't
> want to do full ACPI is to do just the minimal static boot tables
> and a SRAT. These are quite simple tables and should be easy to set up.
> SRAT is essentially just a two dimensional table with node distances.
>

Indeed. Hacking everything into the kernel just because LinuxBIOS is
braindead is NOT a good idea.

-hpa


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