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Re: CVS linux

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: CVS linux
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 12:24:02 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 11:29:46AM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > Log message:
> >     Undo change from rev 1.37; some userspace software is expecting
> >     PAGE_SIZE, PAGE_SHIFT and PAGE_MASK to be accessible through
> >     <asm/page.h>.  Sigh ...
>  Fix that software then, instead of breaking good one (hint -- what is the
> "right" value of PAGE_SHIFT and why it doesn't work for that system over
> there?).  With these macros exported it's hard to guess whether the page
> size can be hardcoded or it should get determined at the run time.  And 
> with glibc you get a compilation error due to PAGE_SHIFT being undefined.  
> Please revert the braindamage.

Due to PAGE_SHIFT being undefined?  You meant the opposite?

>  What software is the offender, BTW?

Procps but I have dark memories of other packages doing the same thing, so
I gave up and kludged the thing the same way other architectures do.
Even IA-64 which is suffering the same pains with variable page size.


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