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Subject[patch 04/18] fork: Provide kmemcache based thread_info allocator
Several architectures have their own kmemcache based thread allocator
because THREAD_SIZE is smaller than PAGE_SIZE. Add it to the core code
conditionally on THREAD_SIZE < PAGE_SIZE so the private copies can go.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
---
kernel/fork.c | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 27 insertions(+)
Index: tip/kernel/fork.c
===================================================================
--- tip.orig/kernel/fork.c
+++ tip/kernel/fork.c
@@ -132,6 +132,11 @@ static inline void free_task_struct(stru

void __weak arch_release_thread_info(struct thread_info *ti) { }

+/*
+ * Allocate pages if THREAD_SIZE is >= PAGE_SIZE, otherwise use a
+ * kmemcache based allocator.
+ */
+# if THREAD_SIZE >= PAGE_SIZE
static struct thread_info *alloc_thread_info_node(struct task_struct *tsk,
int node)
{
@@ -146,6 +151,28 @@ static inline void free_thread_info(stru
arch_release_thread_info(ti);
free_pages((unsigned long)ti, THREAD_SIZE_ORDER);
}
+# else
+static struct kmem_cache *thread_info_cache;
+
+static struct thread_info *alloc_thread_info_node(struct task_struct *tsk,
+ int node)
+{
+ return kmem_cache_alloc_node(thread_info_cache, THREADINFO_GFP, node);
+}
+
+static void free_thread_info(struct thread_info *ti)
+{
+ arch_release_thread_info(ti);
+ kmem_cache_free(thread_info_cache, ti);
+}
+
+void thread_info_cache_init(void)
+{
+ thread_info_cache = kmem_cache_create("thread_info", THREAD_SIZE,
+ THREAD_SIZE, 0, NULL);
+ BUG_ON(thread_info_cache == NULL);
+}
+# endif
#endif

/* SLAB cache for signal_struct structures (tsk->signal) */



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