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SubjectRe: [patch 02/11] PAT x86: Map only usable memory in x86_64 identity map and kernel text


On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com wrote:
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> x86_64: Map only usable memory in identity map. All reserved memory maps to a
> zero page.

I don't mind this horribly per se, but why a zero page?

Accessing that page without mapping it explicitly would be a bug with
your change - if only because you'd get the wrong value!

So why map it at all? The only thing mapping it can do is to hide bugs.

Linus


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