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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] enforce noreplace-smp in alternative_instructions()
Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 02:06:48AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.23-rc3/2.6.23-rc3-mm1/
>>
>>
> Hi Jeremy,
>
> arch/i386/kernel/alternative.c:alternative_instructions() doesn't
> check for noreplace-smp before setting capability bits and freeing the
> __smp_locks section.
>
> Every call to alternatives_smp_unlock() checks for noreplace-smp
> beforehand, so remove the check from there.
>
> Boot tested on i386 with UP+noreplace-smp (lguest) and SMP (real hardware)
>

Does this fix a real problem? Or is there just some redundancy?
Wouldn't it be better to put the noreplace_smp test in one place?

J
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