david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Thu Jan 9 10:49:08 EST 2003
On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 09:48:48AM -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 18:57, David Gibson wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 04:59:26PM -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> > > Hi, I think the prototype for get_pteptr should be moved to
> > > asm/pgtable.h . It currently is declared extern in mm/fault.c, and I
> > > will need it for platforms/ibm405lp_pm.c .
> > >
> > > Please apply to _2_4_devel and -2.5, and probably _2_4 for that matter.
> > Hrm... what are you actually intending to use get_pteptr() for.
> I use it to acquire the PTE pointer for a page I need to mark writable
> (see the init function in
> http://penguinppc.org/~hollis/405LP-sleep.diff). It's sort of like
> CONFIG_XMON mapping the whole kernel writable, except I only need one
> page. If you know of a better way, please let me know!
> > There
> > are currently only two users, one of which needs to die (in 2.5, at
> > least). My experience has been that the concept of get_pteptr() is a
> > great deal less useful that one would, at first, think.
> It's simply a wrapper around successive pte/pmd/pgd_offset calls, with
> some error checking. Are you saying those calls are not the correct way
> to get the PTE pointer for an address?
Trouble is that this will break badly in 2.5 where we use large-page
entries for the lowmem mapping.
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