lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Oct]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: 4level page tables for Linux II
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:57:24 +0200, Matthias Urlichs
<smurf@smurf.noris.de> 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
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:07    [W:0.045 / U:2.420 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site