Re: [patch] i386: require ACPI for NUMA with generic architecture

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On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:43:37 -0700, Keith Mannthey wrote:

> On 7/6/06, Chuck Ebbert <[email protected]> wrote:
> > X86 Generic Architecture (X86_GENERICARCH) includes support for
> > Summit architecture.  Enabling X86_GENERICARCH, SMP and HIGHMEM64G
> > allows NUMA to be selected but that configuration will not build
> > because it requires ACPI for the Summit NUMA support.
> Good catch.    With X86_GENRICARCARCH perhaps NUMA should always be on
> or am I missing something with how it is supposed to work?  Shouldn't
> X86_GENRICARCARCH buy you the ablility to boot(correctly) on all the
> diffrent archs listed?

AFAIK not all Summit machines are NUMA, so maybe the flexibility is
needed.  e.g. some might want GENERICARCH without HIGHMEM64G.

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