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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Important per-cpu fix.
On 3 Sep 2002 21:52:45 -0700
"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> Followup to: <20020904042036.816A62C1B6@lists.samba.org>
> By author: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > In message <20020903.195455.117344683.davem@redhat.com> you write:
> > > From: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> > > Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 12:35:41 +1000
> > >
> > > This might explain the wierd per-cpu problem reports from Andrew and
> > > Dave, and also that nagging feeling that I'm an idiot...
> > >
> > > Verifying... no without the explicit initializers the per-cpu stuff
> > > still ends up in the BSS with egcs-2.9X, even with your fix applied.
> >
> > OK. I really hate working around wierd toolchain bugs (I use 2.95.4
> > here and it's fine), and adding an initializer to the macro is ugly.
>
> gcc puts all uninitialized variables in .bss, and it apparently can't
> be overridden. This seems to be a side effect of the way gcc handles
> common variables.

Err... no, as I said, it doesn't happen with 2.95.4 or 3.0.4.

Rusty.
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