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SubjectRe: 2.5.64bk5: X86_PC + HIGHMEM boot failure
>>> Err, I meant 2.5.64bk4. 
>> Hmmm ... well I don't see bk4 on,
> I meant
> patched with

Yeah, I know ... hadn't seemed to have mirrored across when I looked,
but I grabbed it from somewhere else.

> Oops. You're right it is possible to deactivate
> CONFIG_NUMA in this kernel under X86_PC, and that avoids
> the problem. I guess there still is the minor issue that
> either CONFIG_NUMA should work with X86_PC + HIGHMEM (even
> on machines without high memory) or else CONFIG_NUMA
> should not be selectable in this case, but that's obviously
> a bug of much less importance.

Right, it *should* work ... Andy wrote the patches to enable that so
that distros could use a common kernel. Maybe it ought to depend on
CONFIG_SMP + HIGHMEM_64GB as well, which would cut out most of the
confusion, but still make it useful for distros.

> Sorry for my misunderstanding of the CONFIG_NUMA configution
> options.

No prob ... should probably be made more obvious. Are you by any chance
doing "yes | make oldconfig"? That's the obvious way to switch it on
by chance ... if so, can I recommend doing "yes '' | make oldconfig"
instead? That'll take the defaults, and work much better in general.


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