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    Subject[PATCH 1/2] Add thread_info_cache_init() to all archs
    Some architecture need to maintain a kmem cache for thread info
    structures. (next patch adds that to powerpc to fix an alignment

    There is no good arch callback to use to initialize that cache
    that I can find, so this adds a new one and adds an empty macro
    for when it's not implemented.

    Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>

    So we have the choice here between:

    - the ifdef on the func name that I did, consistent with what
    I did before for iomap, which iirc Linus liked

    - add some more ARCH_HAS_* or HAVE_* (yuck)

    - add an empty definition to all archs .h (pain in the neck but I
    can do it, though it will be an annoying patch to keep around)

    - do a weak function (will slightly bloat everybody for no good reason)

    So unless there is strong complaints, I'd like to stick to my
    current approach.

    include/linux/sched.h | 4 ++++
    init/main.c | 1 +
    2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

    --- linux-work.orig/init/main.c 2008-04-10 13:11:06.000000000 +1000
    +++ linux-work/init/main.c 2008-04-10 13:11:19.000000000 +1000
    @@ -623,6 +623,7 @@ asmlinkage void __init start_kernel(void
    if (efi_enabled)
    + thread_info_cache_init();
    Index: linux-work/include/linux/sched.h
    --- linux-work.orig/include/linux/sched.h 2008-04-10 13:11:44.000000000 +1000
    +++ linux-work/include/linux/sched.h 2008-04-10 13:12:05.000000000 +1000
    @@ -1893,6 +1893,10 @@ static inline unsigned long *end_of_stac


    +#ifndef thread_info_cache_init
    +#define thread_info_cache_init do { } while(0)
    /* set thread flags in other task's structures
    * - see asm/thread_info.h for TIF_xxxx flags available

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