I'll disagree with both of you so I may learn from the flames. :-)
First it's true the patch wasn't formatted for oss and should have
been rejected on that basis. At least my patches would be. :)
But Vivien Chappelier said it fixed his X server problem in mips64.
CONFIG_64BIT_PHYS_ADDR is applicable to both 36 and 64
bit code, I think.
So the crux of my question is, if an unsigned long long pte is
and'ed with an unsigned long PAGE_CHG_MASK what happens
to the upper 32 bits of pte. On a 64 bit processor is PAGE_CHG_MASK
sign extended so everything is fine, or does it zero the upper
Pete Popov wrote:
On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 08:07, Ralf Baechle wrote:
On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 03:29:10PM -0700, Pete Popov wrote:
--- include/asm-mips/pgtable.h.old Fri Jul 12 17:25:19 2002
+++ include/asm-mips/pgtable.h Fri Jul 12 17:25:36 2002
@@ -332,7 +332,9 @@
static inline pte_t pte_modify(pte_t pte, pgprot_t newprot)
- return __pte(((pte).pte_low & _PAGE_CHG_MASK) | pgprot_val(newprot));
+ pte.pte_low &= _PAGE_CHG_MASK;
+ pte.pte_low |= pgprot_val(newprot);
+ return pte;
This patch certainly doesn't apply to oss. Seems somebody did copy all
the x86 pte_t and stuff into your tree without too much thinking ...
That's right, I forgot you don't have the 36 bit code that uses pte_low