Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] support for broken memory modules (BadRAM)

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 13:00:23 EST

> According to Rick's reply in this thread a damaged row in a DIMM can
> easily cause a few thousand entries in the e820 table because it doesn't
> handle patterns. So the question I'm asking is, is it acceptable to
> have an e820 table with thousands maybe ten-thousands of entries?
> I really have no idea of the implications, maybe somebody else can
> comment on that.

I don't think it makes sense to handle something like that with a list.
The compact representation currently in badram is great for that.

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