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SubjectRe: 2.4.19pre3aa2
On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:32:23PM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 03:28:01AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > Only in 2.4.19pre3aa2: 21_pte-highmem-f00f-1
> >
> > vmalloc called before smp_init was an hack, right way
> > is to use fixmap. CONFIG_M686 doesn't mean much these
> > days, but it's ok and probably most vendors will use it
> > for the smp kernels, so it will save 4096 of the vmalloc space.
> > I just didn't wanted to clobber the code with || CONFIG_K7 ||
> > CONFIG_... | ... given all the other f00f stuff is also
> > conditional only to M686 and probably nobody bothered to compile
> > it out for my same reason
>
> Brian Gerst had a patch a few months back to introduce a CONFIG_F00F
> if a relevant CONFIG_Mxxx was chosen[1]. It never got applied anywhere, but makes
> more sense than the CONFIG_M686 we currently use.

indeed.

Andrea
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