[0/9] Support for old IBM PReP boxes

Christoph Hellwig hch at lst.de
Sat Jul 31 02:08:48 EST 2004

On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:46:11AM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> OK.  Thinking back to last time, I asked about being able to blacklist
> some machines Residual Data (since it's crap on some, but I don't have
> the dumps handy) and you mentioned that you'd like to do fixups on the
> data since there's a few cases where the data is mostly good, just with
> one or two incorrect things.  And it doesn't look like either are
> here... yet.
> Could you do a 10/9 patch that adds a bit of help to the PREP_RESIDUAL
> config option along the lines of:
> "When this information is incorrect, it could lead to the machine
> behaving incorrectly.  If this happens, please disable PREP_RESIDUAL and
> try again."
> And change the existing "Unless you expect to boot on a PReP system,
> there is no need to select Y." to "If you are running a PReP system, say
> Y here, otherwise say N."

As the residual support is runtime switchable can we also have a kernel
boot option?  That way we can switch it off for distro kernels.

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