Ralf Baechle wrote:
>> However, on most systems, even embedded, bringing up memory falls on
>> firmware (sometimes in the form of a boot loader) so Linux rarely sees it.
> There are embedded systems were the firmware does not provide a usuable
> memory map or where that is plain broken.  Or Linux with some extra init
> code serves as the firmware.  Often there is a single serial EEPROM for
> the entire system.  If there is an atrocity that can save a penny it will
> be commited at least in the embedded world.

"Rarely" is certainly not "never".  Quite on the contrary.  Also, I
think you can remove "that can save a penny" from your last sentence...

H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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