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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] enforce noreplace-smp in alternative_instructions()
On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 04:16:17PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 02:06:48AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> >> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.23-rc3/2.6.23-rc3-mm1/
> >>
> >>
> > Hi Jeremy,
> >
> > arch/i386/kernel/alternative.c:alternative_instructions() doesn't
> > check for noreplace-smp before setting capability bits and freeing the
> > __smp_locks section.
> >
> > Every call to alternatives_smp_unlock() checks for noreplace-smp
> > beforehand, so remove the check from there.
> >
> > Boot tested on i386 with UP+noreplace-smp (lguest) and SMP (real hardware)
> >
>
> Does this fix a real problem? Or is there just some redundancy?
It does, see the mail to Andrew.
> Wouldn't it be better to put the noreplace_smp test in one place?
I agree, but I don't think it is doable (alt_smp_once comes to mind). I'll
double check however.

Thanks,
Frederik
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