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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386, x86_64 Initial PAT implementation
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On Llu, 2005-08-29 at 18:20 -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> ways. Currently this code only allows for an additional flavor
> of uncached access to physical memory addresses which should be hard
> to abuse, and should raise no additional aliasing problems. No
> attempt has been made to fix theoretical aliasing problems.

Even an uncached/cached alias causes random memory corruption or an MCE
on x86 systems. In fact it can occur even for an alias not in theory
touched by the CPU if it happens to prefetch into or speculate the
address.

Also be sure to read the PII Xeon errata - early PAT has a bug or two.

Definitely a much needed improvement to the kernel though.

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