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From: WANG Cong <>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Michael McConnell <>,, Andi Kleen <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS file out of date?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:32:52 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070427023252.GA3797@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 06:12:43PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>WANG Cong wrote:
>>> I have considered myself as a rather unofficial maintainer of this code,
>>> and wouldn't mind make it official now when I actually have a job which
>>> both cares about and actually can support my upstream Linux activities,
>>> which was a major pain for a while.
>>> Overall, there is a lot of cleanup which really is needed in the i386
>>> boot process; I have done some work on it already, but more is needed.
>> Sounds interesting. Can you point me what needs to be done exactly? Maybe I can help you. ;)
>There was a long thread on the linux-virtualization list
>( just a few days ago.  The biggest single
>issue right now is probably how we transition from the bootup page
>tables to the "real" init_mm page tables, but the real-mode code also
>needs a massive overhaul (especially so since this code can and should
>be shared with x86-64); in particular I really want to get rid of the
>insane segment handling, where segments are constantly recalculated for
>no good reason.
>For the real-mode stuff, I have some patches already in the works for
>this.  Eric W. Biederman has also done a lot of work in this area.
>	-hpa

Thanks for your point. 
I know little about virtualization, maybe can't help much. But I am interested in other things you mentioned. AFAIK, segments can't be avoided on i386, and Linux uses them very little, how are they recalculated constantly?


  reply	other threads:[~2007-04-27  2:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-04-26 22:19 Michael McConnell
2007-04-26 23:13 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  1:09   ` WANG Cong
2007-04-27  1:12     ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  2:32       ` WANG Cong [this message]
2007-04-27  4:22         ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-04-27  5:16           ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27  5:24             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-04-27  5:27               ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 10:28                 ` WANG Cong
2007-04-27 15:55                   ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 10:34             ` Andi Kleen
2007-04-27 15:56               ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-04-27 17:02                 ` Eric W. Biederman

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