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bigphysarea and DSDT-initrd patches

Hi debian-kernel,

I asked a little while ago why Debian doesn't include the bigphysarea
This is necessary for hardware which doesn't support scatter gather DMA.
I asked linux-kernel why they don't merge it, and received no answer.
I've tested the latest version and it works fine.  Debian used to carry
this patch in the 2.4 kernels, but no longer.

Also, I'm wondering if it is possible to include ACPI DSDT-in-initrd
patch on ACPI-supported platforms (i386, x86-64 and ia64 AFAIK).

This saves a user from having to rebuild the entire kernel when his
firmware DSDT either has known bugs, or he is in the process of
debugging it.  In fact it would have saved me a whole lot of time this

Let me know your thoughts on these patches and their suitability for
inclusion in Debian kernels.

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis@icequake.net>

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