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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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