Date:	Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:06:53 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU>
Subject: Re: MTRR patches ??

On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:
> 'Cmon, Linus: the XFree86 people might have support for it before the
> kernel has it ;-/

My main concern is two-fold:
 - I really think it should be in the arch/i386/ directory regardless of
   any other issues.. (and it should probably show up under a similarly
   machine-dependent name in the /proc filesystem: "/proc/sys/i386/mtrr"
   or similar).
 - does it really make sense to make a device out of it? Might it not be
   equally useful as just a "mtrr" user program that just happens to
   invoce a kernel module (that unloads immediately after having done its
   foul deed). 

With these kinds of concerns it has always kept slipping on my to-do