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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [arch-x86] Allow SRAT integrity check to be skipped
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On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 11:03 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 09/07/2010 11:55 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:
> >>
> >> If this is a production BIOS it should have this information.
> >
> > The point was -- it wasn't a production BIOS and the production
> > BIOS will be fixed.
> >
>
> From the original description:
>
> This patch adds a boot parameter to allow a kernel to be booted
> with the option to skip the SRAT check. There are BIOSes in
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> production that have these failures, so this will allow people
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> in the field to work around these BIOS issues.
>
>
> Agreed that command-line option is a good thing to have in general and
> that it is not necessary to have DMI quirks for preproduction BIOSes.

Right. The new patchset (when I finish it) will have the DMI quirk for
this specific production NHM-EX, plus the command-line option.

-PJ
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