_PAGE_HWWRITE missing in pte_mkdirty()?

Dan Malek dan at embeddededge.com
Sat Apr 26 00:56:52 EST 2003

Joakim Tjernlund wrote:

> I noticed that pte_mkdirty() does not set the change bit(HWWRITE) when
> dirtying a page. I think it should. Is there a reason why it doesn't?

A dirty page doesn't necessarily indicate a write enabled page.  Setting
_PAGE_HWWRITE without _PAGE_RW is an error.  On PPC, RW and DIRTY are
software status bits, HWWRITE actually contols write access.


	-- Dan

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