Re: [PATCH 0 of 8] x86: use PTE_MASK consistently

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 15:56:24 EST

* Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> > This series has had some testing in the x86.git tree, and hasn't
> > shown any problems. Each patch is more or less absolutely trivial
> > and the series is very bisectable, to help track down any problems
> > which might arise (this area has always been a source of subtle
> > problems).
> yep, this has been problem-free in x86.git and then in -tip, we had a
> separate x86/ptemask topic for it that we originally intended for
> v2.6.27, and we dont mind to see it upstream now ;-)

the only delta between the 8 patches you posted here and tip/x86/ptemask
topic is the comment below - so we are indeed on the safe side.


diff --git a/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h b/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h
index 21fed4f..97c271b 100644
--- a/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h
+++ b/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h
@@ -57,6 +57,7 @@

+/* Set of bits not changed in pte_modify */

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