Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [tlug] Alan Cox's remark at Fosdem

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 01:25:08 +0900, Bruce Howard <> wrote:

> On Mar 1, 2005, at 12:11 AM, Josh Glover wrote:
> > He *is* telling the truth. I remember a telling comment from the VM
> > codebase from my Linux kernel hacking class that said something like:
> > "you are not meant to understand this code".
> The original version (line 2238 as I recall) would perhaps have been
> better expressed "you should not have to understand this code".  It is
> tricky to get VM code right in any case, all the more so when your
> model is too closely tied to the peculiarities of specific hardware.

That is what the assembler code should handle. In a modern kernel, if
it is in C, it should not be tied to any one architecture.


Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links