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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add slab_is_available() routine for boot code
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On Thursday 11 May 2006 01:00, Mike Kravetz wrote:
> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 03:50:26PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > Is this a needed-for-2.6.17 fix?
>
> I'll let Arnd answer.  He ran into this when doing some Cell work.  Not
> sure where in the development cycle the code is that exposes this bug.

The code in 2.6.17 breaks when spufs is non-modular. Currently, this is
a compile-time option so users can work around it by building spufs
as a loadable module.

For 2.6.18, we want to make the part of spufs that calls this
non-modular in order to avoid adding further EXPORT_SYMBOLs. I would
much prefer to have the fix in 2.6.17 already, but we could
alternatively force spufs to be a loadable module in 2.6.17 and
change it later.

Arnd <><
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