Re: Kernel support for peer-to-peer protection models...

From: Ivan Godard
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 10:24:38 EST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pavel Machek" <pavel@xxxxxxx>
To: "Andi Kleen" <ak@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "Ivan Godard" <igodard@xxxxxxxxxxx>; <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: Kernel support for peer-to-peer protection models...

> Hi!
> > > > Overall it sounds like your architecture is not very well suited to
> > > > run Linux.
> > >
> > > We believe we can adopt the Linux protection model (i.e. the 386
> > > model) with no more work than any other port to a new architectire
> >
> > Just FYI - Linux has been ported to several architectures with similar
> > capabilities in hardware (IA64 or ppc64 on iseries) and they have all
opted to use
> > an conventional protection model.
> >
> It might be actually plus for Ivan: if ia64 and ppc64 benefit from
> changes for mill, it makes them more acceptable.

Interesting point. Although it's not clear how long ia64 will still exist.
Remember the Alpha?


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