Subject: Re: tlb problems with -current.
To: Toru Nishimura <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-mips
Date: 05/29/1999 12:35:40
On Sat, 29 May 1999 19:38:24 +0900 (JST) (Toru Nishimura) wrote:

 > - some useful VM notions of RO, COW or defered modification attributes
 > could be implemented and manipulated by D bit of TLB entryhi register.
 > The D bit has many overlapped implications by the software managed MMU
 > architecture.  I can not figure out how the current code base handles
 > COW so far, but the right solution would be heavily coupled with
 > TLBmod exception handler.  Current code base is very fragile to be
 > 'corrected' and I've adandoned to 'improve' it.  trap() routine and
 > pmap.c are to be reworked (keeping multiprocessor mips64 in mind,
 > crossing fingers...)

Sigh, I still owe you a message on how my approach to mod/ref works.

I promise I *will* send you that message before the (long) weekend here
is over :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>