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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] clean up duplicated alloc/free_thread_info
On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:42:25 +1000
Paul Mackerras <> wrote:

> Pekka Enberg writes:
> > Yeah, I too have wondered why some architectures use kmalloc() whereas
> > others use the page allocator. Is THREAD_SIZE significantly smaller
> > than PAGE_SIZE for those?
> 64-bit powerpc uses 16k kernel stacks and either 4k or 64k page size.
> If the page size is 64k then we don't want to allocate a whole page
> for a kernel stack.

On powerpc, the patch defines __HAVE_ARCH_THREAD_INFO_ALLOCATOR on the
THREAD_SHIFT < PAGE_SHIFT case so it doesn't change anything.

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