Subject: Re: HEADS-UP: top down vm available for use on i386 platform,
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2003 19:51:13
At 02:41 PM 2/20/2003, you wrote:
>i've just committed the top down changes to uvm that i've been working
>on for...well...a while.  at this point, it's undergone rigorous
>testing and survived everything i threw at it.

Already fixed one bug with it.

>note: currently this is only offered as an option for the i386
>platform, though other platforms are expected to follow.  if you want
>to try it out, add "options USE_TOPDOWN_VM" to your kernel config
>file, rerun config, rebuild your kernel, and reboot.  in the future,
>this option will probably disappear as platforms switch to using it

This is now available for macppc, prep, and the PowerPC OEA based ports.

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