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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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