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SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct page shrinkage
On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Rik van Riel <>
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Please fix the atomic_t assumptions in init_page_count() first.
> > You should be using atomic_set(...).
> Why ? You'll see init_page_count() is _only_ used from
> free_area_init_core(), when nothing else is using the VM
> yet.
> Rik, not every architecture has a "counter" member of
> atomic_t, that is the problem. This is a hard bug, please
> fix it. It is an opaque type, accessing its' implementation
> directly is therefore illegal in the strongest way possible.

OK, agreed. I'm making a new patch right now.


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