[lkml]   [2005]   [Feb]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: out-of-line x86 "put_user()" implementation

* Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> I no longer use x86 as my main machine, so this patch is totally
> untested. I've compiled it to see that things look somewhat sane, but
> that doesn't mean much. If I forgot some register or screwed something
> else up, this will result in a totally nonworking kernel, but I
> thought that maybe somebody else would be interested in looking at
> whether this (a) works, (b) migth even shrink the kernel and (c) might
> make us able to DTRT wrt the page table following crud (old i386 cores
> may be hard to find these days, so maybe people don't care).

boots fine and shrinks the image size quite noticeably:

[Nr] Name Type Addr Off Size
[ 1] .text PROGBITS c0100000 001000 2771a9 [vmlinux-orig]
[ 1] .text PROGBITS c0100000 001000 2742dd [vmlinux-patched]

that's 11980 bytes off a 2585001 bytes .text, a 0.5% size reduction.
This patch we want ...

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:10    [W:0.118 / U:11.900 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site