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SubjectRe: sched: 64-bit nr_running

* Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com> wrote:

> There was a conversation over the mtd redboot bug related to unsigned
> long vs. unsigned int . On a 64-bit machine unsigned long is 64-bits ,
> and unsigned int is 32-bits . However, both are 32-bits on a 32-bit
> machine .
>
> Looking over the scheduler I found a few places that use "unsigned
> long" for task counting variables (nr_running, nr_active,
> nr_interruptible) . The problem is that these variables are all bound
> to 29 bits (according to kernel/pid.c) , but they get expanded to
> 64-bits on 64-bit machines .

your point being?

Ingo
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