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SubjectRe: mem= option for broken bioses
Hi!

> > > 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
> CHANGE.

This should be commented, somewhere.
Why is mem= option used by boot loader?
Does your bootloader really parse stuff
like mem=exactmap?
--
Pavel
Written on sharp zaurus, because my Velo1 broke. If you have Velo you don't need...

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