agl at us.ibm.com
Tue Mar 22 03:26:39 EST 2005
On Wed, 2005-03-16 at 21:48, David Gibson wrote:
> As far as the consolidation patch goes, lack of testing was the main
> objective reason for holding back. So if you could test on x86_64 and
> ia64 too, that would be great. wli had some objections to the patch
> when I first posted which I didn't and don't really understand, and
> from conversations with akpm, I'm certainly thinking of just
> re-sending it.
I am in the process of obtaining an x86_64 box to test these on. IA64
hardware could prove more difficult to find though.
> COW will be a bit more of a political shitfight, I suspect. I'd like
> to at least hold off until the consolidation is merged, which makes
> the COW much easier. We'll also need to implement the necessary
> arch-hooks for COW on every platform. Speaking of which, did you
> implement the i386 hooks? I thought I only did COW for ppc64, so far,
> although on top of the consolidation patch the amount of arch code is
> vastly reduced.
The version of your cow that I have has no hooks (not even for ppc64).
I applies on top of the consolidate patch. It is working fine on x86
but I am investigating a possible problem on ppc64.
Adam Litke - (agl at us.ibm.com)
IBM Linux Technology Center
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