Re: Reserving physical memory at boot time

H. Peter Anvin (
4 Mar 2003 21:44:32 -0800

Followup to: <>
By author: "Randy.Dunlap" <>
In newsgroup:
> Patch for 'mem=exactmap' in 2.4 was submitted several weeks ago and
> Alan merged it into -ac. It does need to be pushed to Marcelo...

Once again, with feeling...


mem= is part of the boot protocol.
Call it memmap= or something, or you'll break boot loaders in weird
and subtle ways.


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