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From: "David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com>
To: dwmw2@infradead.org
Cc: frival@zk3.dec.com, paulus@samba.org, Martin.Bligh@us.ibm.com,
	alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk, torvalds@transmeta.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, jay.estabrook@compaq.com,
	rth@twiddle.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH] change name of rep_nop
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 16:46:29 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20011008.164629.88474756.davem@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <15384.1002584524@redhat.com>
In-Reply-To: <13962.1002580586@redhat.com> <14658.1002582388@redhat.com> <15384.1002584524@redhat.com>

   From: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
   Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 00:42:04 +0100

   But x86 isn't particularly interesting - it'd be useful to have a 
   flush_dcache_range() which actually works across other architectures anyway.
   
The memory technology device case is weird, give it a solution
such as "asm/memdev.h".

   > Regardless, the purpose of the cachetlb.txt interfaces is for the
   > generic VM subsystem of the kernel.  Nothing more. 
   
   So they should probably have less misleading names, perchance including the
   letter 'v' and the letter 'm' somewhere? And they should _certainly_ have
   less misleading documentation. :)

Why?  find_get_page says nothing about "page cache", but people
understand that is what it is used for.

The documention should be more specific, thats all.

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com

  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-10-08 23:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-05 10:46 Paul Mackerras
2001-10-05 14:37 ` Alan Cox
2001-10-05 18:06   ` Peter Rival
2001-10-05 23:28   ` Paul Mackerras
2001-10-05 23:54     ` Martin J. Bligh
2001-10-06  1:40     ` Paul Mackerras
2001-10-08 19:27       ` Peter Rival
2001-10-08 22:36       ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 22:49         ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 23:06         ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 23:42           ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 23:46           ` David S. Miller [this message]
2001-10-08 23:08         ` David S. Miller
2001-10-08 23:46         ` Linus Torvalds
2001-10-09  0:03           ` David Woodhouse
2001-10-08 22:46       ` David S. Miller
2001-10-08 23:16         ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 23:24           ` Dave Jones
2001-10-08 23:33             ` Alan Cox
2001-10-09  5:01             ` George Greer
2001-10-08 23:30           ` David S. Miller
2001-10-09 10:33           ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2001-10-09 11:30             ` Keith Owens
2001-10-09 12:13               ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2001-10-09 12:15               ` Alan Cox
2001-10-09  8:51 Etienne Lorrain
2001-10-09 11:30 ` Alan Cox

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