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Re: ptrace induced instruction cache bug?

To: Jun Sun <>
Subject: Re: ptrace induced instruction cache bug?
From: Nathan Field <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:22:01 -0800 (PST)
Cc: Daniel Jacobowitz <>, <>
In-reply-to: <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
> There are too many things related to cache are wrong in 2.4.17.  For
> example,
> . flush_page_indexed() is not right for multi-way cache
> . when you map user pages into kernel, you are sufferring potential cache
>   aliasing problem (BTW, we still suffer from this right now to a less degree)
> . flush_page_to_ram() has a broken semantic, because it is not clear whether
>   the area mapped into user virt spaces should be flushed or not
> ...
> In short, it is not worth your time to fix old bugs.  Last time I
> checked malta was working fine around 2.4.21.  It shouldn't be too hard
> to get it working again in the latest 2.4 branch.
        Is this the 2.4.21 from, or do I need to get 
specific patches to get it to work? I looked at the cvs tree but it's 
currently a 2.6 release. Should I just check out the linux_2_4_branch 
version from


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