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Date:	Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:51:00 -0400
From:	Nick Krause <xerofoify@...il.com>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
Cc:	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, sparclinux@...r.kernel.org,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Sparc: Fix Mes in highmem.c

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 01:06:41PM -0400, Nick Krause wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 11:05:12PM -0400, Nick Krause wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Nick Krause <xerofoify@...il.com> wrote:
>> >> > On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 3:52 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org> wrote:
>> >> >> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:25:30PM -0400, Nick Krause wrote:
>> >> >>> I am hitting three Fix mes in this file and am wondering as the
>> >> >>> maintainer how you would like
>> >> >>> to clean them up.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> They may be addressed if we one day decide to give the sparc32 highmem
>> >> >> support a big overhaul. Until then they are left as is.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>         Sam
>> >> >  Very well then I will just not touch it until we are going to
>> >> > overhaul the highmem  for
>> >> > sparc32.
>> >> > Cheers Nick
>> >> If you want I can fix the sparc32 highmem area with your help. I am new
>> >> to the kernel so a little help if needed would be great when doing this work
>> >> for you:).
>> >
>> > It will take a bit more than a "little help" to do such a task. Among other
>> > things, owning a sparc32 box is one of them. Do you happen to have one?
>> > Or do you have access to one?
>> >
>> > -- Steve
>> >
>>
>> I understand that I don't have a sparc32 box , however if someone can
>> test my fixes for me this
>> may work.
> No it will not work.
> This is as many other areas something that require some knowledge plus
> some trial-and-error to do.
>
> You should understand that things takes time to learn before you can go hacking
> around in stuff. And highmem support in sparc32 is one such area.
> Time are in some areas counted in months and in other areas counted in years.
> This is not some simple userspace program - please try to understand this.
>
>         Sam


Ok that's fine. I just thought I could help. If there is anything
please let me known.
Cheers Nick
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