Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 20:34:29 EST

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Alexander Viro wrote:
> > > *((unsigned long *)(&x)) = NULL;
> >
> > free_page(foo()) and we've got problems...
> Alan really meant
> *((unsigned long *)&(x)) = NULL;
> and screw you if it's not an lvalue.

There's a lot of places that will need to be fixed after that.
So many that we could as well change the prototype and pass
the address explicitly - efforts will be comparable. Besides,
we got a whole slew of aliases for free_pages().

Too bad that counter on struct page is impossible to grep for -
(->|\.)[ ]*count\>
gives more than 2600 instances ;-/

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