Re: [PATCH] mm: fix page_mkclean_one
From: Russell King
Date: Thu Dec 28 2006 - 05:50:20 EST
On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 11:16:59AM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Gordon Farquharson <gordonfarquharson@xxxxxxxxx> [2006-12-27 22:38]:
> > >> #define TARGETSIZE (100 << 12)
> > >
> > >That's just 400kB!
> > >
> > >There's no way you should see corruption with that kind of value. It
> > >should all stay solidly in the cache.
> > >
> > >Is this perhaps with ARM nommu or something else strange? It may be that
> > >the program just doesn't work at all if mmap() is faked out with a malloc
> > >or similar.
> > Definitely a question for the ARM gurus. I'm out of my depth.
> By the way, I just tried it with TARGETSIZE (100 << 12) on a different
> ARM machine (a Thecus N2100 based on an IOP32x chip with 128 MB of
> memory) and I see similar results to that from Gordon:
Work around the glibc memset() problem by passing nr & 255, and re-run
the test. You're getting false positives.
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
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