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SubjectRe: Lockless/Get_User_Pages_Fast causes Xorg 1.4.99.* to lock
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Hugh Dickins <> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, Nick Piggin wrote:
>> I think we need a similar fix for s390 too. If so, then it really should
>> get into 2.6.26, but this late in the release, I hope an s390 maintainer
>> might be able to test and verify the fix?
> Wow, yes, I hadn't realized s390 is ahead of the game there: glad you're
> back to spot that. But yes, we'd prefer maintainer to confirm and push.
> [PATCH]] s390: protect _PAGE_SPECIAL bit against mprotect
> Stop mprotect's pte_modify from wiping out the s390 pte_special bit, which
> caused oops thereafter when vm_normal_page thought X's abnormal was normal.
> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <>
> Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <>

s390 will definitely need this. Loosing the pte special bit is not
good. I'll prepate
a please pull right away. Thanks of pointing this out.

blue skies,

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