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Re: [PATCH] of: specify initrd location using 64-bit

To: Cyril Chemparathy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] of: specify initrd location using 64-bit
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:16:09 +0200
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Cyril Chemparathy <> wrote:
> On some PAE architectures, the entire range of physical memory could reside
> outside the 32-bit limit.  These systems need the ability to specify the
> initrd location using 64-bit numbers.
> This patch globally modifies the early_init_dt_setup_initrd_arch() function to
> use 64-bit numbers instead of the current unsigned long.

> -void __init early_init_dt_setup_initrd_arch(unsigned long start, unsigned 
> long end)
> +void __init early_init_dt_setup_initrd_arch(u64 start, u64 end)

Why not phys_addr_t?



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