Re: 2.5.74-mm2 + nvidia (and others)

From: Petr Vandrovec (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 06:01:22 EST

On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 12:37:26PM +0300, Peter C. Ndikuwera wrote:
> The VMware patches are ...

vmware-any-any-update35.tar.gz should work on 2.5.74-mm2 too.
But it is not tested, I have enough troubles with 2.5.74 without mm patches...

> > On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 10:51:39AM +0200, Thomas Schlichter wrote:
> > > Btw, what do you think about the idea of exporting the follow_pages()
> > > function from mm/memory.c to kernel modules? So this could be used
> > > for modules compiled for 2.[56] kernels and the old way just for 2.4
> > > kernels...
> >
> > I don't really have an opinion on it, but it's not my call.

vmmon started using 'get_user_pages' for locking pages some time ago.
Unfortunately userspace needs looking at VA->PA mapping from time to time
although it already retrieved this information at the time get_user_pages()
was invoked :-( It makes userspace simpler, and it was also much faster than
any other solution before pmd/pte moved into the high memory.
                                                Best regards,
                                                        Petr Vandrovec
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