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SubjectRe: Reserving physical memory at boot time
> Followup to:
> <> By author:
> "Randy.Dunlap" <>
> In newsgroup:
>> Patch for 'mem=exactmap' in 2.4 was submitted several weeks ago and Alan
>> merged it into -ac. It does need to be pushed to Marcelo...
> Once again, with feeling...
> DON'T CALL IT mem=.
> mem= is part of the boot protocol.
> Call it memmap= or something, or you'll break boot loaders in weird and
> subtle ways.

OK, with feeling:

I agree with you since the boot protocol is well-defined.

Just to be clear, my comment was referring to
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt, not to any C code.

And it would really be helpful to catch issues like this soon
after they happen...


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