>On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 05:25:01PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> way would be to always reserve that page, but I didn't feel like
>> punishing everybody just for a hardware bug in a single chipset.
>> Patch for 2.5.53. Please consider applying.
>That's the wrong way to do it. Workarounds like this need to be automatic,
>and with init code sections, there is no excuse not to. Instead of making
>the user pass a quirk option, why not reserve the page and then free it if
>the errata is not present?
That's exactly what I suggested to Andi in private mail and he said
"yes, this would work". So I expect a patch doing exactly this from
(Yes, I could have done it myself but I have neither the chipset or am
I a deep innards kernel hacker).
-- Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Henning P. Schmiedehausen -- Geschaeftsfuehrer INTERMETA - Gesellschaft fuer Mehrwertdienste mbH email@example.com
Am Schwabachgrund 22 Fon.: 09131 / 50654-0 firstname.lastname@example.org D-91054 Buckenhof Fax.: 09131 / 50654-20 - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to email@example.com More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/