Re: More E820 brokenness

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 19:22:39 EST

Jordan Crouse wrote:
> I copied in a 2.6.22 kernel to see that it really did work, and it did.
> But here's the crazy part - I did a dmesg, and it looks like it
> *is* using e820 data, and it looks complete (I see the entire map -
> including the ACPI and reserved blocks way up high).
> So apparently it was the 2.6.22 code that was buggy, but reading it,
> I don't immediately see how.

Was this a stock 2.6.22 kernel, or might it have been modified?

There is, of course, also the possibility that triggering the BIOS bug
in your case depends on some delicate combination of input state.

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