Re: shm_alloc and friends

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 10:59:40 EST

> > Use pte_clear. That is the only valid way to do it. Im not sure I follow why
> > you cant use pte_clear in this case
> pte_clear has other side effects on ARM, since we don't have enough bits in the
> page tables to store all the bits that Linux needs. In fact, there are NO bits
> in the page table entries which are not CPU defined.

How about adding a seperate pte_init() then ?

> Therefore, really SHM's use of pte_clear is a hack in the extreme, breaking the
> architecture independence of the page table macros.


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