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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel/time/tick-sched.c: fix warning of printk's argument format
On 10/09/2009 03:42 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 08 October 2009, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> for some unfathomable reason. Quite frankly, I think Arnd just screwed up
>> the "generic" version, and the fix is almost certainly to just make the
>> generic version match all the main architectures.
>> I don't have any architectures using the generic header file, though, so
>> I'm not going to do that change blindly. People who do should look at it
>> (alpha, powerpc and mips look like the only ones that might be 64-bit, but
>> I didn't check very carefully - just grepped for it)
>> Added Cc's for some people that have worked on, or used, that generic
>> header file. Is there any possible reason why it is "unsigned long" in
>> that one?
> It was intentional to make it unsigned long in the asm-generic
> version, based on the observation that some of the 64-bit architectures
> (alpha and parisc) were using unsigned long in their arch specific
> files. The original parisc file contained
> typedef struct {
> unsigned long __softirq_pending; /* set_bit is used on this */
> } ____cacheline_aligned irq_cpustat_t;
> which would imply that unsigned int wouldn't work for it, and looked
> like a good idea. It turns out that the comment is outdated, set_bit
> hasn't been used on __softirq_pending on any architecture for a long
> time as far as I can tell, and 32 bits is obviously enough for it.

Yes, I just tested it on the parisc architecture.
It seems we don't even touch this variable in our code.

> The patch that Ralf just sent looks good therefore, but I'd suggest
> either reverting two of Christophs patches that changed parisc and alpha
> just to be on the safe side, or getting explicit Acks for Ralfs patch
> from the maintainers of those two architectures.

Don't revert for parisc, as either "unsigned long" or "unsigned int" is OK.
So, Ralf's patch (switching __softirq_pending back to "unsigned int") get's my Ack:
Acked-by: Helge Deller <>


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