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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] generic-smp: remove kmalloc usage
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> The kmalloc(GFP_ATOMIC) has been in kernel/smp.c for about half
> a year, since:
>
> | commit 3d4422332711ef48ef0f132f1fcbfcbd56c7f3d1
> | Author: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
> | Date: Thu Jun 26 11:21:34 2008 +0200
> | Subject: [PATCH] Add generic helpers for arch IPI function calls
>
> Which introduced kernel/smp.c to begin with. It got merged on
> July 15.
>

The kmalloc to resolve the stack lifetime vs rcu bug is more recent than
that - around August, I think.

J


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