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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86: mtrr_cleanup try gran_size to less than 1M
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>>
>>>> +++ arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/if.c 2008-10-03 00:22:34.000000000 +0200
>>>> @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
>>>> static const char *const mtrr_strings[MTRR_NUM_TYPES] =
>>>> {
>>>> "uncachable", /* 0 */
>>>> - "write-combining", /* 1 */
>>>> + "write-combine", /* 1 */
>>> hm, maybe this bit could confuse versions of Xorg that modifies
>>> /proc/mtrr - i.e. this could be part of the ABI towards user-space.
>>> We'll see.
>>>
>> This *IS* part of the ABI toward userspace, although I think Xorg uses
>> the ioctl() interface.
>
> yeah, but aspects of the ABI that applications do not rely on can
> generally be changed. OTOH, i've undone this aspect of the patch -
> /proc/mtrr is a legacy interface and changes to it are unnecessary. I
> kept the boot printout cleanups.
>

Great. It's worth noting that these strings aren't just used for
readout, but also for setting.

-hpa


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