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SubjectRe: [PATCH] extable cleanup
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>On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Rusty Russell wrote:
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>> Fairly straightforward consolidation of extable handling. Sparc64 is
>> trickiest, with its extable range stuff (ideally, the ranges would be
>> in a separate __extable_range section, then the extable walking code
>> could be made common, too).
>>
>> Only tested on x86: ppc and sparc64 written untested, others broken.
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>Did you test on a true i386, which needs exception handling very early on
>to handle the test for broken WP? In other words, are all the exception
>table data structures properly initialized?
>
>
It's the other way around: a real 80386 doesn't need the early exception
handling, all other cpus need it.
The WP test works by writing to a write-protected page while at ring 0.
A real 80386 ignores the write-protected bit, later x86 cpus honor it
and cause a page fault.

Rusty, against which kernel is the patch you have posted? I've tried
both 2.5.54 and the latest bk shapshot from www.kernel.org, I get an
patch error in kernel/extable.c.

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Manfred

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