Re: 2.4.19pre3aa2

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 07:32:23 EST

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 03:28:01AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> Only in 2.4.19pre3aa2: 21_pte-highmem-f00f-1
> vmalloc called before smp_init was an hack, right way
> is to use fixmap. CONFIG_M686 doesn't mean much these
> days, but it's ok and probably most vendors will use it
> for the smp kernels, so it will save 4096 of the vmalloc space.
> I just didn't wanted to clobber the code with || CONFIG_K7 ||
> CONFIG_... | ... given all the other f00f stuff is also
> conditional only to M686 and probably nobody bothered to compile
> it out for my same reason

 Brian Gerst had a patch a few months back to introduce a CONFIG_F00F
 if a relevant CONFIG_Mxxx was chosen[1]. It never got applied anywhere, but makes
 more sense than the CONFIG_M686 we currently use.
[1] 386/486/586. With addition of my Vendor choice menu, we could even further
    narrow it down to Intel only.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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