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SubjectRe: [11/14] vcompound: Fallbacks for order 1 stack allocations on IA64 and x86
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, David Miller wrote:

> I would be very careful with this especially on IA64.
>
> If the TLB miss or other low-level trap handler depends upon being
> able to dereference thread info, task struct, or kernel stack stuff
> without causing a fault outside of the linear PAGE_OFFSET area, this
> patch will cause problems.

Hmmm. Does not sound good for arches that cannot handle TLB misses in
hardware. I wonder how arch specific this is? Last time around I was told
that some arches already virtually map their stacks.



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