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

Jan



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