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SubjectRe: [stable] [patch 4/5] x86: use BOOTMEM_EXCLUSIVE on 32-bit
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:09:40AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 22 Jun 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> > >
> > > > You will also need the patch from http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/6/21/103 to
> > > > make sure reserve_bootmem() is not void (*)().
> > >
> > > Ok, let me know when that goes into Linus's tree please.
> >
> > It already is: 71c2742f5e6348d76ee62085cf0a13e5eff0f00e.

Thanks, I'll go add that one as well.

> thanks. This patch (which was not a build fix but an infrastructure fix
> that the kexec fix in arch/x86 depended on) is well-tested as well, it
> was queued in -tip on June 10th:
>
> | commit 91d48fc80f22817332170082e10de60a75851640
> | Author: Bernhard Walle <bwalle@suse.de>
> | Date: Sun Jun 8 15:46:29 2008 +0200
> | CommitDate: Tue Jun 10 14:41:56 2008 +0200
> |
> | bootmem: add return value to reserve_bootmem_node()
> |
> | This patch changes the function reserve_bootmem_node() from void to
> | int, returning -ENOMEM if the allocation fails.
> |
> | Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <bwalle@suse.de>
> | Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>
> so it is a -stable candidate just as much as the kexec fix. (These are
> all fixes for long-standing problems so i guess it can go all the way
> back to all stable kernels that are being maintained.)

Hm, but it's not in Linus's tree yet, so I can't take it for stable at
this time :(

thanks,

greg k-h


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