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SubjectRe: Can not boot with CONFIG_NO_BOOTMEM=y on i686
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On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:12 PM, Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> After update to 2.6.34-rc1, I was experimented by strange oopses during
> boot, what looked like memory corruption. Bisection shows that first bad
> commit is 59be5a8e8ce765cf739ec7f07176219972de7481 ("x86: Make 32bit
> support NO_BOOTMEM"). When I disable CONFIG_NO_BOOTMEM I'm able to start
> system. Not sure what info is need to track down this issue, so please
> let me know.
>

I had a similar issue today, wasted a morning try to get either -rc1
or -rc2 to boot on my 32-bit desktop here,
until I worked out that the default for this option is to be on.

I suggest CONFIG_NO_BOOTMEM be default n for now.

Not sure why it was merged as default y.

Dave.


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