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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5 v2] x86 boot: various E820 & EFI related fixes - what changed in v2

    * Paul Jackson <> wrote:

    > The following patches differ from their previous versions,
    > submitted a week ago, on the evening of Sun, 15 Jun 2008,
    > in the following ways:
    > 1) The "x86_64 build reserve_bootmem_generic fix" patch
    > is dropped, because it is already fixed in linux-next.
    > Thanks to Yinghai Lu.
    > 2) The "allow overlapping ebda and efi memmap memory ranges"
    > patch is reworked. Instead of allowing overlapping early
    > memory reservations on EFI boots, rather it allows
    > particular early memory reservations to overlap, if they
    > have been so marked. Only the EBDA "BIOS reserved"
    > reservation is so marked for now; only it can overlap.
    > Thanks to H. Peter Anvin and Huang Ying.
    > 3) The patches "remap efi systab runtime from phys to virt"
    > and "virtualize the efi runtime function callback addresses"
    > are dropped. They were incorrect. I fixed my EFI firmware
    > to follow the spec instead. Thanks to Huang Ying.

    applied to tip/x86/setup-memory, thanks Paul.

    ( the review feedback from Peter still needs to be addressed before the
    memmap-from-EFI portion of your changes can be considered for
    upstream. See Should be pretty
    straightforward. )


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