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SubjectRe: [git pull] x86 fixes
Johannes Weiner wrote:
> Hi,
> Ingo Molnar <> writes:
>> Linus,
>> Please pull the latest x86 fixes git tree from:
>> git:// x86-fixes-for-linus
>> Thanks,
>> Ingo
>> ------------------>
>> Jan Kratochvil (1):
>> x86: fix crash due to missing debugctlmsr on AMD K6-3
>> Jeremy Fitzhardinge (2):
>> x86: rename PTE_MASK to PTE_PFN_MASK
>> x86: add PTE_FLAGS_MASK
> Are you serious? It goes _this_ fast? The patch came into my mbox at
> 8:00am this morning and you push it to Linus at 4:00pm already?
> What about the inconsistency it introduces? When I look at PAGE_MASK
> for example, it masks out the PAGE offset. PTE_MASK masks out PTE
> specifca from a value.
> Now, I assume PTE_PFN_MASK masks out the PFN. Oh, wait, it masks the
> protection bits.

PAGE_MASK turns an address into its page address.

PTE_PFN_MASK takes a pte value and returns the pte's pfn portion (which
is shifted so it's actually a page address).

In both cases, the X_MASK terminology means that X is extracted, not
excluded. Which makes sense; if you have a packed bitfield containing
multiple values, you wouldn't expect X to be the list of things *not*

(I would be happy to have a PAGE_OFFSET_MASK for all the places where
you want to extract the offset.)


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