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    SubjectRe: Linux-2.5.16
       From: Linus Torvalds <>
    Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 09:13:22 -0700 (PDT)

    See what I mean? You can share all the generic stuff, and only differ in
    the details.

    I think it is easier to make tlb_{start,end}_vma do the cache/tlb
    flushing, and then change tlb_flush_mmu() to look something like:

    static inline void tlb_flush_mmu(mmu_gather_t *tlb, unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
    unsigned long nr;

    - flush_tlb_mm(tlb->mm);
    + tlb_flush_mm(tlb->mm);
    nr = tlb->nr;
    if (nr != ~0UL) {
    unsigned long i;
    tlb->nr = 0;
    for (i=0; i < nr; i++)

    Architectures define tlb_flush_mm() as appropriate, on x86 it would
    be just flush_tlb_mm(mm), on Sparc/PPC/etc. which uses the VMA
    flushing it would just be a NOP.

    This allows to share all of the infrastructure, with just a few
    overrides for the arch specific bits.
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