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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86 NUMA panic compile error
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On Monday 15 May 2006 19:53, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> wrote:
>
> > if (use_cyclone == 0) {
> > /* Make sure user sees something */
> > - static const char s[] __initdata = "Not an IBM x440/NUMAQ. Don't use i386 CONFIG_NUMA anywhere else."
> > + static const char s[] __initdata = "Not an IBM x440/NUMAQ. Don't use i386 CONFIG_NUMA anywhere else.";
> > early_printk(s);
> > panic(s);
> > }
>
> i still strongly oppose the original Andi hack... numerous reasons were
> given not to apply it (it's nice to simulate/trigger rarer features on
> mainstream hardware too, and this ability to boot NUMA on my flat x86
> testbox found at least one other NUMA bug already). Furthermore, the
> crash i reported was fixed by the NUMA patchset. Andrew, please drop:

The problem is that it's not regularly used on a wide range
of boxes so it will eventually break again. We had this cycle several
times already.

It's also missing a lot of the workarounds for broken SRATs that
are needed for many of the existing NUMA systems.

If there's consensus i386 NUMA is useful I can drop it, but I predict
it will just eventually break again.

> x86_64-mm-i386-numa-summit-check.patch
>
> (which has nothing to do with x86_64 anyway)

I have a lot of i386 or combined i386/x86-64 patches in my tree - just Andrew's
merge script doesn't pick that up.

-Andi
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