Re: [PATCH 2.4.23-pre8] Remove broken prefetching in free_one_pgd()

From: Dave Jones <davej_at_redhat.com>
Date: 2003-10-27 22:58:47
On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:52:59AM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:

 > > It isn't on some CPUs.  Early athlons go bang when you prefetch
 > > past the end of RAM into unmapped memory for eg.
 > 
 > Well, broken HW :-(

There's a lot of it out there. If we didn't try to work around
some of it, we'd end up running on less < 10% of machines out there 8-)

> but andi's patch should fix up for that.

Different bug.

		Dave

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