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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, perfctr: remove unused func avail_to_resrv_perfctr_nmi()

* Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 01:54:47AM +0000, Naga Chumbalkar wrote:
> > avail_to_resrv_perfctr_nmi() is neither EXPORT'd, nor used in the file.
> > So remove it.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Naga Chumbalkar <nagananda.chumbalkar@hp.com>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/include/asm/nmi.h | 1 -
> > arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perfctr-watchdog.c | 11 -----------
> > 2 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> >
>
> Hi Naga, this looks good to me! Thanks.
>
> Is there any plans to use this routine in future
> so we shouldn't touch this snippet?

Not that i know of.

In fact we should transform/migrate the NMI watchdog driver by making it based
on a kernel-internal created perf event. (which is what the NMI watchdog
really is: a periodic NMI event occuring once per second and running a
callback function.)

That would give us NMI watchdog support on all future x86 CPUs, automatically
- without having to extend the arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perfctr-watchdog.c code for
it.

Ingo


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