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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 09/27] x86/mm: Change _PAGE_DIRTY to _PAGE_DIRTY_HW
On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:03:33AM -0700, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
> We are going to create _PAGE_DIRTY_SW for non-hardware, memory
> management purposes. Rename _PAGE_DIRTY to _PAGE_DIRTY_HW and
> _PAGE_BIT_DIRTY to _PAGE_BIT_DIRTY_HW to make these PTE dirty
> bits more clear. There are no functional changes in this
> patch.

I would like there to be some documentation in this patchset which
explains the difference between PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY and PAGE_DIRTY_SW.

Also, is it really necessary to rename PAGE_DIRTY? It feels like a
lot of churn.

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