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SubjectRe: Re[2]: [PATCH][v2] fork_init: fix division by zero
On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 01:22:32 +0300
Yuri Tikhonov <yur@emcraft.com> wrote:

> > so how about avoiding the nasty ifdefs and doing
>
> I'm OK with the approach below, but, leading resulting to the same,
> this involves some overhead to the code where there was no this
> overhead before this patch: e.g. your implementation is finally boils
> down to ~5 times more processor instructions than there were before,
> plus operations with stack for the 'm' variable.
>
> On the other hand, my approach with nasty (I agree) ifdefs doesn't
> lead to overheads to the code which does not need this: i.e. the most
> common situation of small PAGE_SIZEs. Big PAGE_SIZE is the exception,
> so I believe that the more common cases should not suffer because of
> this.

yes, but...

> > --- a/kernel/fork.c~fork_init-fix-division-by-zero
> > +++ a/kernel/fork.c
> > @@ -69,6 +69,7 @@
> > #include <asm/mmu_context.h>
> > #include <asm/cacheflush.h>
> > #include <asm/tlbflush.h>
> > +#include <asm/div64.h>
> >
> > /*
> > * Protected counters by write_lock_irq(&tasklist_lock)
> > @@ -185,10 +186,15 @@ void __init fork_init(unsigned long memp

This is __init code and it gets thrown away after bootup.


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