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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Michael McConnell <>,, Andi Kleen <>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS file out of date?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 18:12:43 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070427010914.GA2570@localhost.localdomain>

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.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-04-27  1:12 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 [this message]
2007-04-27  2:32       ` WANG Cong
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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