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From: "Thomas Hellström" <>
To: "Dave Jones" <>,
	"Thomas Hellström" <>,
	"Linux Kernel" <>
Subject: Re: Support for i386 PATs
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:50:40 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Dave Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 10:20:18AM +0100, Thomas Hellström wrote:
>  > Hi!
>  > 
>  > Does anybody have a strong opinion against adding support for
>  > i386 Page Attribute Tables?
> It pops up about once a year, everyone agrees it'd be a good idea,
> and then nothing happens.  Last year, I started picking over
> Terrence Ripperda's original implementation, but that needs a bit
> of work. (
> Whoa, two years even.  Time flies.
> 		Dave
This might explain why nothing happens :).

I had something much simpler in mind.
Just the basic PAT setup and some new pgprot_ types which affected 
drivers could use directly.

Like in(drivers/char/drm/drm_vm.c) where ia64 has a 
pgprot_writecombine() function.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-30 15:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-27  9:20 Thomas Hellström
2007-01-27  9:33 ` Avi Kivity
2007-01-28 21:48 ` Dave Jones
2007-01-30 15:50   ` Thomas Hellström [this message]
2007-01-27 10:59 Mikael Pettersson
2007-01-28  7:54 ` H. Peter Anvin

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