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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/8] x86 boot: allow overlapping ebda and efi memmap memory ranges
hpa wrote:
> We *are* going to have similar hacks. That's not a question.

I agree ;) That's not the question. I have no religious objection
to hacks. I just try to keep their population in check. In some
cases (PC BIOS and EFI come to mind ;) I am less successful than
in other cases.

> *Not* perpetuating may ... cause odd behaviours that only are
> noticeable when you, say, boot from one OS into another.

So I take it you are saying that the future permutations and, in this
case with nested boots, combinations are sufficiently diverse and
unpredictable that as a practical matter we should perpeturate this
(gentle) hack.

I'm fine with that.

Huang - would you agree to this safety reservation of the ebda area
even on EFI enabled systems?

I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
Paul Jackson <> 1.940.382.4214

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