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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Add thread_info_cache_init() to all archs
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On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 21:19 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:58:06 +1000 Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@ozlabs.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > > > > otoh, if only one .c file will ever call this function then I think that
> > > > > all problems are solved by
> > > > >
> > > > > a) moving the above ifdeffery into the .c file
> > > > > b) adding a comment explaining which arch file must provide the override
> > > > > c) directly including that file from within the .c file.
> > > >
> > > > I can definitely do that. I have no problem either way. I can add to all
> > > > archs too, it's just that whatever way I choose, some people won't be
> > > > happy with it :-)
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, I'll move the ifdeferry to init/main.c then.
> > >
> > > Thanks ;)
> > >
> > > I'm still wounded by my recent encounter with set_softirq_pending()
> > > and or_softirq_pending().
> >
> > Well, looking there, I saw we already used weak symbols for that
>
> Yes, `weak' is a nice solution. It does add a few bytes of text which we
> could avoid with compile-time trickery, but only a very few.
>
> Plus this is __init anyway, although I don't know how well the combination
> of `weak' and __init works.
>
> > +void __init __attribute__((weak) thread_info_cache_init(void)
>
> s/weak)/weak))/

There's also a #define of this called "__weak" if you like, less typing
and less ugly.

cheers

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