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Subject[PATCH 0/4] NR_CPUS: non-x86 arch specific reduction of NR_CPUS usage

Here's another round of removing static allocations of arrays
using NR_CPUS to size the length. The change is to use PER_CPU
variables in place of the static tables.

Based on linux-2.6.git + x86.git

Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>
Cc: cpufreq@lists.linux.org.uk
Cc: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
Cc: linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Philippe Elie <phil.el@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: oprofile-list@lists.sf.net

Signed-off-by: Mike Travis <travis@sgi.com>
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(1 - if modules enabled, does not complete boot even
without this patch)
x86_64 configs built and booted:

ingo-stress-test(1)
defconfi
nonuma
nosmp
bigsmp (NR_CPUS=1024, 1024 possible, 8 real)

Other configs built:

arm-default
i386-default
i386-single
i386-smp
ppc-pmac32
ppc-smp
sparc64-default
sparc64-smp
x86_64-8psmp
x86_64-debug
x86_64-default
x86_64-numa
x86_64-single
x86_64-allmodconfig
x86_64-allyesconfig
x86_64-maxsmp (NR_CPUS=4096 MAXNODES=512)

Configs not built due to prior errors:

ia64-sn2
ia64-default
ia64-nosmp
ia64-zx1
s390-default
sparc-default

Memory effects using x86_64-maxsmp

Removes 1MB from permanant data adding 440 bytes to percpu area.

4k-cpus-before 4k-cpus-after
3463036 .bss -98304 -2%
6067456 .data.cacheline_alig -1048576 -17%
48712 .data.percpu +440 +0%
14275505 .text +336 +0%

14275505 Text +336 +0%
8521495 Data -336 +0%
3463036 Bss -98304 -2%
10974520 OtherData -1048576 -9%
48712 PerCpu +440 +0%
39275796 Total -1146104 -2%

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