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SubjectRe: 4level page tables for Linux II
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:57:24 +0200, Matthias Urlichs
<> wrote:
> Hi, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > And when you cannot remember the few names for the level you
> > better shouldn't touch VM at all.
> Disagree. Rather strongly in fact.
> It's probably OK if you already know the stuff and have been hacking
> Linux' mm for years already, but if you try to learn how things work by
> actually looking at the code..?
> Just number them. Let pd1 point to pages, pd2 to pd1 entries, and so on.
> (Level zero is the actual pages.)

I happen to agree, but surely this can be addressed at our leisure,
after pml4 is in.

Maybe a good task for the kernel janitors, if we all agree more
sensible names are desirable.

Regards -- Andy
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