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SubjectRe: PAGE_SIZE Availability Inconsistency
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 09:05:48AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >No, no no. We should never export PAGE_SIZE. We might export NBPG
> >as deprecated symbol for gdb if it really needs it, but that should
> >happen only on a.out systems, and it it should be a true constant,
> >not depending on PAGE_SIZE.
> >
> >I've Cc'ed the gdb list on whether they have any comments on this
> >issue.
>
> By the way, it's a massive snafu that the swap area magic number is
> dependent on PAGE_SIZE. There is absolutely no good reason for that.

Yeah, now that you mention it I remember having problems with that
in the past. We should probably create a new swap format that avoids
this problem. I'll put it on my ever growing todo list.
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