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    SubjectRe: [PATCH UPDATED#3 04/16] x86: setup_local_APIC() must always be called with preemption disabled
    On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 11:47 +0100, Tejun Heo wrote:
    > setup_local_APIC() is used to setup local APIC early during CPU
    > initialization and already assumes that preemption is disabled on
    > entry. However, The function unnecessarily disables and enables
    > preemption and uses smp_processor_id() multiple times in and out of
    > the nested preemption disabled section. This gives the wrong
    > impression that the function might be able to handle being called with
    > preemption enabled and/or migrated to another processor in the middle.
    > Make it clear that the function is always called with preemption
    > disabled, drop the confusing preemption disable block and call
    > smp_processor_id() once at the beginning of the function.
    > Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
    > Cc: Yinghai Lu <>
    > Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <>
    > Cc: Pekka Enberg <>

    Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <>

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