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Subject[PATCH] revert to static = {0} + comment
Please revert to static zero initialization of a const: when thus
initialized it's linked into a readonly cacheline shared between cpus;
otherwise it's linked into bss, likely to be in a dirty cacheline
bouncing between cpus.

On 5 Aug 2003, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> how about adding a big fat comment here that says this?
> Otherwise this keeps happening all the time...
and others concurred.

Okay, by popular request, here it is with a small thin comment.

--- 2.6.0-test2-bk/mm/shmem.c Tue Aug 5 15:57:31 2003
+++ linux/mm/shmem.c Tue Aug 5 19:29:16 2003
@@ -296,7 +296,8 @@
struct shmem_sb_info *sbinfo = SHMEM_SB(inode->i_sb);
struct page *page = NULL;
swp_entry_t *entry;
- static const swp_entry_t unswapped;
+ static const swp_entry_t unswapped = {0};
+ /* = {0} to go in readonly data, to avoid bss cacheline bounce */

if (sgp != SGP_WRITE &&
((loff_t) index << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT) >= i_size_read(inode))
-
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