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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.1-pre5: per-cpu areas

On 2002.03.19 Rusty Russell wrote:
>
>> > static struct myinfo mystuff __per_cpu_data;
>> >
>> > Now how do we set mystuff.x on this CPU?
>>
>> set_this_cpu(mystuff.x, y) could be eventually supported properly, it just
>> needs compiler work (and before that can use address calculation & reference)
>
>I think the effort would be better spent on teaching the compiler
>about these special variables, and how to do efficient assignments on
>them.
>

Not sure if suitable, but Microsoft C has a __declspec(thread) builtin
in the compiler. That beast would be fine also in gcc, something like

int self __attribute__ ((thread));



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