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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: unify "numa=" command line option handling

    * Jan Beulich <JBeulich@novell.com> wrote:

    > >>> On 07.01.11 at 10:58, David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> wrote:
    > > On Fri, 7 Jan 2011, Jan Beulich wrote:
    > >
    > >> However, the problem my patch addresses has been long standing
    > >> (I noted it with our .32 based kernel, but according to my looking at
    > >> the code it would go back to at least .27), so I'd like to ask for it to
    > >> be merged independently (and I should probably have copied stable
    > >> too), unless (quite unlikely) Tejun's merge is intended to also be
    > >> applied to stable kernels.
    > >>
    > >
    > > I don't think this should be targeted to -stable since it's not a bugfix;
    > > this is adding a feature that allows you to disable acpi parsing of the
    > > SRAT on i386.
    >
    > How is this not a bug fix if it allows a system to boot that previously
    > didn't?

    btw., that's an absolutely key piece of information that REALLY should have been
    included in the changelog of the first patch. It is more important than all of the
    changelog.

    Thanks,

    Ingo


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