[lkml]   [2008]   [Jun]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1 of 4] mm: add a ptep_modify_prot transaction abstraction

    On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
    > ptep_modify_prot_start() returns the current pte value, and puts the
    > pte entry into a state where either the hardware will not update the
    > pte, or if it does, the updates will be preserved on commit.
    > ptep_modify_prot_commit() writes back the updated pte, makes sure that
    > any hardware updates made since ptep_modify_prot_start() are
    > preserved.

    Ok, I'm fine with this now that it's renamed to be clearly about just
    protection bits.


    Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <>

    for what it's worth.


     \ /
      Last update: 2008-06-16 19:39    [W:0.020 / U:53.148 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site