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

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Fri Jan 07 2011 - 07:57:46 EST

* Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >>> On 07.01.11 at 10:58, David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx> 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


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