Re: [PATCH] fix 256 node machines by increasing NODES_SHIFT value

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-11-11 13:01:53
>>>>> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 10:56:19 -0800, (Jesse Barnes) said:

  Jesse> We need 8 bits for the NODE_SHIFT otherwise 256 node systems
  Jesse> fail in weird ways.

I think I'm going to push back on this one since Linus wants to limit
patches to stuff that affects (relatively) large number of folks, and
I don't think there are more than a handful of >256 node systems out
there (in fact, I've heard only of one).  Otherwise, I'm OK with the
patch, so we should include it in 2.6.1.  Please retransmit after
2.6.1 is out.

Ditto for Jack's patch.


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