Re: [PATCH 3/3] e820: Add the unknown-12 Memory type (DDR3-NvDIMM)

From: Dan Williams
Date: Mon Mar 09 2015 - 10:44:17 EST

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Boaz Harrosh <boaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/05/2015 10:56 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
>> It's not "politics". Setting standards takes time and the platforms
>> in question simply jumped the gun to enable a proof-of-concept.
> So ye, but once you have 100,000 devices out there, then the dichotomy
> between standards-takes-time vs proof-of-concept, becomes politics.


...although, I have a question about this "100,000 devices" you quote.
What's not clear to me is how many platforms are shipping with
type-12. Certainly there are very many NVDIMMs on the market, but
which off-the-shelf systems can one obtain that include type-12
support? Not that it would change the disposition of this patch, if
platforms are in the field they're "in the field!", just clarifying
that "100,000 devices" is NVDIMMs not type-12 platforms, right?
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