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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] x86: check for and defend against BIOS memory corruption
    > >>  - Clears the reserved memory so we can observe changes to it.

    You ought to pick different values on different runs 0x00, 0xFF, 0xAA,
    0x55 etc...

    > Yeah, OK, but I think it should default to ON for now. The problem is
    > that we had two very different systems (Sony Vaio and Intel desktop)

    So a zillion people should lose a chunk of RAM because of what is
    probably an obscure bug in a single version of a piece of SMM code on two
    systems total ?

    That appears to be totally out of proportion - plus the defaults are
    *irrelevant* for mass user coverage. If you want large scale coverage ask
    the Fedora, OpenSuSE and Ubuntu people to turn it on for a testing kernel
    release and report back.


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