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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/2] change ARM linux memory layout to support 32 CPUs
On Tue, 22 Apr 2014, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:06:05PM +0800, Liu Hua wrote:
> > This patch series change fixmap mapping region to suppport 32 CPUs.
> > Because the "top_pmd" covers 0xfffe0000 - 0xffffffff(2M). And part
> > is used by vector table. So I move this region down to 0xffc00000
> > - 0xffdffff.
>
> Can you explain why you have submitted these patches to my patch tracker
> with a copy to stable@vger.kernel.org ?
>
> What makes these qualify for stable tree inclusion? What regression are
> they fixing?
>
> We don't put patches into the stable tree for things that /never/ worked
> in the past. We've never supported 32 CPUs so I don't think these
> qualify.

Indeed. The stable qualifier should be dropped.


Nicolas


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