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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/27] smpboot: Provide a generic method to boot secondary processors
    On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 04:52:23PM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
    > In short, to avoid breaking build on x86.
    > We wanted to follow the x86 convention of having static inline functions in
    > arch/x86/include/asm/smp.h and use the smp_ops structure to route the calls
    > to x86 or xen as appropriate (see patch 4 in this series).
    >
    > But __weak definitions interfere with that and break the build. Hence, we
    > followed what Linus suggested doing in a similar context:
    > https://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/26/187

    Good to know that, thanks for your explanation.

    Yong


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