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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] percpu: add percpu_variable_ptr()
Tejun Heo wrote:
> On 06/23/2010 12:04 PM, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
>> The percpu variable and allocated percpu data are compatible
>> witch each other, This patch adds a API, thus we can use
>> per_cpu_ptr() for defined/declared percpu variable.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
>> ---
>> diff --git a/include/linux/percpu-defs.h b/include/linux/percpu-defs.h
>> index ce2dc65..d5c8d7f 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/percpu-defs.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/percpu-defs.h
>> @@ -81,6 +81,12 @@
>> #endif
>>
>> /*
>> + * Ptr of the declared/defined per-CPU variable.
>> + * It is totally compatible with the return from alloc_percpu().
>> + */
>> +#define percpu_variable_ptr(name) (&(name))
>
> Why not just use &name?
>

I remember the real variable name is hidden.
We can't expose the inner details of percpu, so I add a macro for it.

Thanks,
Lai


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