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SubjectRe: mem= option for broken bioses
Pavel Machek wrote:
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> This should be commented, somewhere.

It's commented in Documentation/i386/boot.txt as well as the
kernel-options file. *ALL* i386 boot loaders need to obey this,
unfortunately, because of how the initrd protocol was defined.

> Why is mem= option used by boot loader?
> Does your bootloader really parse stuff
> like mem=exactmap?

No, and that's exactly the problem. A whole bunch of crap was added to
mem= retroactively (over my explicit objections), and that broke the
boot protocol.

-hpa

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