Re: [PATCH 1/2] Handle kernelcore= boot parameter in common code toavoid boot problem on IA64

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Apr 24 2007 - 17:05:34 EST

On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:00:52 +0100 (IST) Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> When "kernelcore" boot option is specified, kernel can't boot up on ia64
> because of an infinite loop. In addition, the parsing code can be handled
> in an architecture-independent manner.
> This patch patches uses common code to handle the kernelcore= parameter.
> It is only available to architectures that support arch-independent
> zone-sizing (i.e. define CONFIG_ARCH_POPULATES_NODE_MAP). Other architectures
> will ignore the boot parameter.
> This effectively removes the following arch-specific patches;
> ia64-specify-amount-of-kernel-memory-at-boot-time.patch
> ppc-and-powerpc-specify-amount-of-kernel-memory-at-boot-time.patch
> x86_64-specify-amount-of-kernel-memory-at-boot-time.patch
> x86-specify-amount-of-kernel-memory-at-boot-time.patch

hm, OK. That makes a bit of a mess of the patch series but we can live
with that.

> Signed-off-by: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Patch protocol: Yasunori Gogo wrote the patch, so there should have been a
From:him at the very top of the changelog. And you were in the patch
delivery path so you should have used Signed-off-by: rather than Acked-by:.
I made those two changes.

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