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SubjectRe: [PATCH] restore export of handle_mm_fault for Mac on Linux
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 08:51:31AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:45:02PM +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > > Has been rejected a few times. An now that we actually have kvm
> > > for powerpc in tree MOL should just merge with that project and
> > > do the right things in tree instead of beeing a really hacky
> > > module subverting the VM.
> >
> > We don't have KVM for the "classic" 32-bit PowerPC processors, only
> > for the 44x family. And doing KVM for the classic 32-bit processors
> > would probably involve just as much hackery as MOL. :)
>
> I don't think so. Doing it properly in-tree will mean that it is
>
> a) properly reviewed
> b) means we can do the major VM bits in the kernel without these
> really stupid exports
>
> Have you looked at MOL recently? It's more than disgusting.
>
> And in addition to these issue we do of course as policy not add
> random hooks in the kernel tree for out of tree stuff. Especially
> for hacks like this that don't even have the intention to get merged.

This is not true anymore. See my other message to this thread. Joseph
Jezak is working on a mergeable module.

Gaudenz

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett ~


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