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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: don't compile vsmp_64 for 32bit

* Ravikiran G Thirumalai <> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 09:20:50PM -0800, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >
> >Impact: cleanup
> >
> >that is only needed when CONFIG_X86_VSMP is defined with 64bit
> >also remove dead code about PCI, because CONFIG_X86_VSMP depends on PCI
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <>
> >
> NAK!
> vsmp64.c is compiled unconditionally for a reason. There are ifdefs in the
> file to avoid code compilation based on config options. is_vsmp_box() is
> needed even when CONFIG_X86_VSMP is not enabled, since distro kernels don't ship
> with CONFIG_X86_VSMP, and since is_vsmp_box() is used to determine whether
> tsc's can be considered synced or not, this is needed.

is_vsmp_box() is always available:

> >+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_VSMP
> > extern int is_vsmp_box(void);
> >+#else
> >+static inline int is_vsmp_box(void)
> >+{
> >+ return 0;
> >+}
> >+#endif

What this patch does is it reduces the kernel's size when
CONFIG_X86_VSMP is turned off and also makes the code arguably

> In the future, I would appreciate if you copy me on
> cleanups/changes involving vsmp64.c

That is what i did when i queued up the change. That is how you
became aware of this commit.


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