Re: [PATCH 1 of 13] Add apply_to_page_range() which applies afunction to a pte range

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 00:14:42 EST

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 14:31 -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Chris Wright wrote:
> > We got the opposite feedback the first time we posted this function.
> > Xen has some users, and I believe there's a couple in-tree functions we could
> > convert easily w/out overhead issues. It's generic and this is just the
> > infrastructure, I think we should leave it.
> Th generic method was proposed a number of times in the past including
> by Nick Piggin and more recently by the page table abstraction layer
> posted by Ian Wienand. See also
> Special functionality may be attached at various levels, and we are very
> sensitive to changes in this area.

Hi Christoph,

Thanks for the pointers, but as you've been debating for 18 months now,
no patches are in the -mm tree or obviously about to go in, and this new
helper function is orthogonal to your work, I don't think it's
reasonable to delay this patch.

All we can reasonably do is push this function back into the xen part
of the kernel tree for now.

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