[PATCH v3 0/2] change ARM linux memory layout to support 32 CPUs

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Tue Apr 22 16:50:48 PDT 2014

On Tue, 22 Apr 2014, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:06:05PM +0800, Liu Hua wrote:
> > This patch series change fixmap mapping region to suppport 32 CPUs.
> > Because the "top_pmd" covers 0xfffe0000 - 0xffffffff(2M). And part 
> > is used by vector table. So I move this region down to 0xffc00000
> >  - 0xffdffff. 
> Can you explain why you have submitted these patches to my patch tracker
> with a copy to stable at vger.kernel.org ?
> What makes these qualify for stable tree inclusion?  What regression are
> they fixing?
> We don't put patches into the stable tree for things that /never/ worked
> in the past.  We've never supported 32 CPUs so I don't think these
> qualify.

Indeed.  The stable qualifier should be dropped.


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