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SubjectRe: mmotm boot panic bootmem-avoid-dma32-zone-by-default.patch
On 03/11/2010 01:40 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 03/11/2010 09:12 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> On 03/11/2010 02:54 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>> Hi, yes, it is 2.6.27.
>>
>> SLES 11?
>
> Sorry I wrote that in haste. It is SLES 10 in the end. That means it is
> 2.6.16, not 2.6.27. Hence no sparsemem whatsoever. With SLES11 it should
> be OK, we are using flatmem only for i386.
>
> Whatever, it should be no issue now, as flatmem currently (as of 2.6.25)
> depends on i386.
>
> On the other hand I still considered the patch as applicable to
> contemporary kernels since there might be weird bios e820 maps and huge
> (and sparse) bootmem allocations/reservations (memory cgroups, initrd)
> so that code requiring much memory below 4g (swiotlb) will fail then.
>
> Whatever, in the current kernel, the particular issue I was referring to
> *is not reproducible*.

the point is: we should only put the memmap put high. that is big chunk...
other users should be ok... and leave them alone.

YH


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