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    SubjectRe: [patch 1/22] Add __early_param for all arches
    On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 21:03 +0000, Russell King wrote:
    > So we require, in order:
    > - mem= to be parsed
    > - bootmem to be initialised
    > - drivers which want to allocate from bootmem to then be
    > initialised
    > - setup rest of the kernel
    > - final command line parsing
    > which gives us three stages of command line parsing.

    No, because the existing command line parsing doesn't get to use the
    slab, so there's no need for us to add that final item in your list.

    Leave it out, and you have what Tom's already implemented. The current
    __setup() calls are allowed to use bootmem but not slab, and the
    __early_param() calls aren't even allowed to use bootmem.


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