Re: Need for SHIFT and MASK

From: Vivek Kutal
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 08:13:59 EST

> And as far as SHIFT, MASK, SIZE macros are concerned they are used in
> creating Page Translation Tables and also used to get the translation
> from linear to physical

how are these macros used to create page translation tables (functions
like pgd_alloc(), pmd_alloc() & pte_alloc() are used for this
purpose)and the translation (virtual/linear to physical)is done by
the processor and not by the OS.

Thanks and Regards
Vivek Kutal

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