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    SubjectRe: 2.4.19pre3aa2
    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.

    [1] 386/486/586. With addition of my Vendor choice menu, we could even further
    narrow it down to Intel only.

    | Dave Jones.
    | SuSE Labs
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