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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [11/19] HWPOISON: Refactor truncate to allow direct truncating of page v2
    On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 04:41:12PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > One question I had for the others (Andrew? other mm guys?) what is the
    > > feelings of merging this feature? Leaving aside exact implementation
    > > and just considering the high level design and cost/benefit. Last time
    > > there were some people objecting, so I wonder the situation now? So
    > > does anybody need more convincing? :)
    >
    > The main objection last time was that it was a bit too late in the
    > release schedule.
    >
    > I can't remember anyone really questioning the basic feature itself.
    >
    > > Also I will just cc linux-arch. It would be interesting to know whether
    > > powerpc, ia64, or s390 or others would be interested to use this feature?
    >
    > ia64 is interested (but no code so far) I talked to DaveM and he seems to be
    > interested for sparc too. I would expect other server architectures to
    > eventually use it as they get around to writing the necessary architecture
    > specific glue.

    parisc could certainly implement this. Don't know if there's interest.

    --
    Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
    "Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
    operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
    a retrograde step."


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