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SubjectRe: mem= option for broken bioses
Followup to:  <>
By author: "Grover, Andrew" <>
In newsgroup:
> > From: Pavel Machek []
> > I've seen broken bios that did not mark acpi tables in e820
> > tables. This allows user to override it. Please apply,
> OK, looks reasonable. Can you also gen up a patch documenting this in
> kernel-parameters.txt?

This is very much *NOT* reasonable. In fact, screwing around with the
syntax of the mem= parameter is poison. I know it has already
happened, and those changes need to be reverted and the new stuff
moved to a different option.

The mem= option is unique in that it is an option that affects both
the boot loader and the kernel. Therefore, ITS SYNTAX MUST NOT

<> at work, <> in private!
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