[CDG5] What does PMDT stand for
elliotnunn at fastmail.com
Mon Sep 24 06:23:58 AWST 2018
I have flipped back and forth on this one. Three things make me think that PMDTs might actually be the entries, not the table:
- NKv2 prints (plural) “Converting PMDTs to Areas”, and the correspondence between these two concepts is nearly 1:1
- The flag constants in the early Trampoline are all called PMDT_*
- The table already has a consistent name in Apple’s headers: the PageMap
> On 24 Sep 2018, at 12:03 am, Max Poliakovski <maximumspatium at googlemail.com> wrote:
> the abbreviation "PMDT" has already been clarified by René Vega as follows:
>> elliotnunn @ReneVe6a
>> Still can't find what PMDT stands for. Page Mapping DescripTor?
>> Replying to @elliotnunn
>> Page Map Descriptor Table - contains a set of physical address and priv bits for a range of virtual addresses.
> Let's fix this comment accordingly: https://github.com/elliotnunn/NanoKernel/blob/3e23e6348f77e5a28ebc7f3589b7c921c008b9d2/Defines.s#L145
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