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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: mtrr cleanup for converting continuous to discrete layout v5
    "Yinghai Lu" <> writes:

    > (less memory + fast X) or (more 8M RAM + slow...)

    Yes. That is the basic question. Not all X drivers need it and
    potentially the current kernel drm modules can use the
    PAT infrastructure that has been merged.

    Further a SMM monitor running 100 times or more slower may cause
    problems if SMM mode is entered frequently, slowing down the entire
    system not just X.

    So if you don't have X or you have a crazy SMM monitor this can
    be an issue.


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