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

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 16:05:09 EST

On Tue, 20 May 2008, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> 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 ;-)

Well, since we actually had a regression, I had to do something before
actually doing 2.6.26.

So to fix the X crash problem with PAE, the choice was between either
applying this series that cleans things up or alternatively add yet
another hack to work around the problem.

And I'm much happier taking the proper fix, even if it was slightly
bigger. It's not like it was a huge and complicated and scary fix ;)

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