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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [i386] Questions regarding provisional page tables initialization
Date: 02 Jul 2007 12:43:15 +0200
Message-ID: <p731wfr3x30.fsf@bingen.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070701203833.GA3498@Ahmed>

"Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com> writes:
> 
> There're some stuff that confused me for a full day about the code (head.S)
> that  accomplishes the above words:
> 
> 	movl $(pg0 - __PAGE_OFFSET), %edi
> 	movl $(swapper_pg_dir - __PAGE_OFFSET), %edx	
> 	movl $0x007, %eax			/* 0x007 = PRESENT+RW+USER */
> 10:
> 	leal $0x007(%edi),%ecx			/* Create PDE entry */
> 
> What does the address of 7 bytes displacement after %edi - the physical address
> of pg0 - represent ?. 

The trick is not to know everything, but to know where to look ...

Page table entries use the first 12 bits for various flags. Take a look
at the Intel or AMD x86 documentation from their websites.

-Andi

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-07-01 20:38 Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-07-01 22:02 ` Andreas Schwab
2007-07-01 22:19 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-07-02  1:13   ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-07-02  9:18     ` Andreas Schwab
2007-07-02 10:23       ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-07-02 11:34         ` Brian Gerst
2007-07-02 15:43           ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-07-02 10:43 ` Andi Kleen [this message]

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