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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.22-rc7

* Christoph Lameter <> wrote:

> > However, it might be worth avoiding the warning, even if it seems
> > bogus in this case. Christoph? Do you agree with the analysis? And
> > the patch might be as simple as changing
> > early_kmem_cache_node_alloc() to enable interrupts at the _end_ of
> > the function, rather than immediately after calling new_slab().
> new_slab() enables and disables interrupts during usual operations.
> During bootstrap interrupts are enabled and so new_slab() falsely
> disables interrupts when we do the alloc by hand thing in
> early_kmem_cache_node_alloc for NUMA. We need to enable interrupts
> there since otherwise boot will continue with interrupts disabled.

yeah. Your change looks good to me. You could add a
local_irq_enable_in_hardirq() to the original place, that will map to a
local_irq_enable() on non-lockdep kernels and will be a NOP on lockdep
kernels. (This is a bit hacky though.)

Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <>

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