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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Pekka Paalanen <pq@iki.fi>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, jbeulich@novell.com, proski@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Replacement for page fault notifiers?
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 20:32:36 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080108203235.GA772@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080108210638.5c9e093a@daedalus.pq.iki.fi>

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 09:06:38PM +0200, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> - Is there anything coming to replace register_page_fault_notifier()?

no.

> - Has someone found another way to accomplish the same without patching
> the kernel?

no.

> - Should I start writing a patch to bring back the notifiers, based on
> the commit that removed them?

no.

> People started to complain to me that mmio-trace does not compile for
> 2.6.24. At least the Nouveau project is a regular user of mmio-trace
> for reverse-engineering, and the tool should be easy to use. Therefore
> I would prefer not to force casual contributors to patch their kernels
> as it might be too much for some. I am hoping that 2.6.25, if not
> 2.6.24, would contain a mechanism to accomplish what I need.

Please make mmio tracing generic enough so it works for every device and
submit it for inclusion as a config option.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-08 20:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-08 19:06 Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-08 20:32 ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2008-01-08 22:13   ` Dave Airlie
2008-01-09  0:26     ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2008-01-09 18:18       ` Pavel Roskin
2008-01-09 18:21         ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-01-09 19:58           ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2008-01-09 20:22             ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-01-10  0:42               ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-01-10  0:47                 ` Andi Kleen
2008-01-10  0:55                   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-01-10  0:58                     ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2008-01-10  1:01                     ` Andi Kleen
2008-01-10  0:56                 ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2008-01-10  2:03                 ` Matt Mackall
2008-01-10  2:21                   ` Pavel Roskin
2008-01-10  2:30                     ` Matt Mackall
2008-01-10 18:44               ` Pekka Paalanen
2008-01-09 20:24             ` Pavel Roskin
2008-01-09 20:26               ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-01-09 20:41                 ` Pavel Roskin
2008-01-09 20:44                 ` Valdis.Kletnieks

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