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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V3 01/11] percpu_counters: make fbc->count read atomic on 32 bit architecture
On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 14:22 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

> btw, what the heck is percpu_counter_init_irq()? Some mysterious
> lockdep-specific thing?
> <does git-fiddle. Oh. crappy changelog.>
> I let that one leak through uncommented. Must be getting old.
> Probably it will need an EXPORT_SYMBOL() sometime.

Basically all it does it break the percpu_counter lock into two classes.

One for the irq-unsafe users and one for the irq-safe users. Without
this lockdep goes splat complaining about irq recursion deadlocks and
the like between these two separate users.

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