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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arch/mips: remove duplicate structure field initialization
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 01:23:45PM -0700, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> I'm still on the mailing list, and had seen this going by. I'm not sure
> where that second .flags declaration got added. Way, way back when I
> was pretty much the only maintainer of the file, irq_ipi.flags was
> explicitly initialized to IRQF_DISABLED by an actual assignment
> statement in setp_cross_vpe_interrupts(), and the per-CPUness was
> handled by an "irq_desc[cpu_ipi_irq].status |= IRQ_PER_CPU". My guess
> is that first someone (maybe me) migrated the IRQF_DISABLED assignment
> into the declaration of the struct, and that later someone found the
> IRQ_PER_CPU thing bogus or deprecated and converted it into a second
> .flags line in the struct declaration, missing the fact that there was
> already one there.
>
> In any case, I'm willing to sign off on Julia's patch. It's certainly
> more important that the IRQ be PER_CPU than initially DISABLED, but
> during the time when SMTC was seeing its heaviest testing at MIPS, both
> attributes were true.

I've reverted my patch and merged Julia's original patch with an extra
comment added.

Thanks Julia,

Ralf


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