Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc (turning off idle page zeroing)
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/18/2000 12:22:57
On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 07:44:02PM -0700, Matthew Jacob wrote:

 > > Can't this be shut off at boot after the CPU type is detected (or 
 > > turned on for all CPUs except the microSPARC I)?

That is what happens.

 > You most certainly should be doign page zeroing in the idle loop, too.
 > And I agree with you on this one. Has anyone picked up the Linux/PPC hack for
 > doing pagezero's bypassing the cache?

The i386 port bypasses the cache...

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>