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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Construct 32 bit boot time page tables in native format.
Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> There are various loaders (kexec, elilo, ...) that skip the 16bit code
>>> and jump directly to 32bit head.S. So in theory those could hit it.
>>> But still having the loop only is probably fine.
>>>
>> It's probably just as well, since we don't really know how to get a
>> message out in such an environment anyway...
>
> It would be robably possible to extend the 32bit protocol to some
> way to error out in such a case. On the other hand I'm not sure it's really
> worth the considerable work to implement and debug such an addition.
>
>>>> variant of make_pte now though.
>>> The 32bit cast still feels unclean. After all the PTE is not 32bit.
>> No, but (pte_t *) is 32 bits. To be more "Linuxy" it probably should be
>> (long) or (unsigned long) though.
>
> That's not 32bit either.

Looked at the subject line?

-hpa



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