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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.27-rc5 resubmit] Fix itimer/many thread hang.

* Frank Mayhar <fmayhar@google.com> wrote:

> > the wider question is, shouldnt the UP case be just the same as the
> > SMP case? Especially the type assymetry struct thread_group_cputime
> > looks ugly. (and assymetries like that tend to be a constant source
> > of breakage like the one below.)
>
> I'm not overly fond of this one, either; I did it at Roland's
> suggestion (it's all _his_ fault, yeah, _that's_ the ticket! :-); his
> opinion IIRC was that the UP case will perform better without the
> extra pointer dereferences. I agree that it's a potential source of
> pain such as the one you point out.

i dont know ...

lets try that simplification as a delta patch, ok? Please check the
before/after size of 'vmlinux' in a 'make defconfig' [with SMP disabled
after make defconfig] UP build. If there's visible size difference then
Roland's point holds.

Ingo


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