Re: [PATCH] Workaround for AMD762MPX "mouse" bug

Benjamin LaHaise (
Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:10:49 -0500

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?

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