[coreboot] [PATCH] Promote heap sizing to first-class Kconfig citizenship.

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri May 14 23:38:04 CEST 2010

Joe, we have visited this type of issue from time to time. The heap
size, if it is related to a mainboard (and it is) belongs in the
mainboard Kconfig and should not be user-visible. The reason is that
if it is visible then that visibility implies that it can be safely
changed, much as the baud rate can be safely changed. That is clearly
wrong: many values of heap size will result in a locked up platform.

Thus, heap size can be set in mainboard kconfig, but should not be
user visible.

As for your pci problem, I suspect it's not out of memory for the
original bios but a bug in the bios or the hardware itself. We've had
lots of chipset/pci card combinations over the years that confused the
bioses, badly. It just happens.



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