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SubjectRe: pte_offset_map for ppc assumes HIGHPTE
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On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 01:18 +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Satya <satyakiran@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > hello,
> > The implementation of pte_offset_map() for ppc assumes that PTEs are
> > kept in highmem (CONFIG_HIGHPTE). There is only one implmentation of
> > pte_offset_map() as follows (include/asm-ppc/pgtable.h):
> >
> > #define pte_offset_map(dir, addr) \
> > ((pte_t *) kmap_atomic(pmd_page(*(dir)), KM_PTE0) + pte_index(addr))
> >
> > Shouldn't this be made conditional according to CONFIG_HIGHPTE is
> > defined or not
>
> kmap_atomic is always defined with or without CONFIG_HIGHPTE.
>
> > (as implemented in include/asm-i386/pgtable.h) ?
>
> I don't think that needs it either.

Depends... if you have CONFIG_HIGHMEM and not CONFIG_HIGHPTE, you are wasting
time going through kmap_atomic unnecessarily no ? it will probably not do anything
because the PTE page is in lowmem but still...

Ben.

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