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SubjectRe: [PATCH UPDATED] percpu: use dynamic percpu allocator as the default percpu allocator

Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:07:44 +0900
> Tejun Heo <> wrote:
>> Okay, this should keep s390 and alpha working till proper solution is
>> found. Martin, can you please verify? Ingo, please feel free to push
>> this upstream (or -next) once Martin acks.
> Looks good, everything compiles and the static per-cpu variables are
> resolved via GOTENT:
> Acked-by: Martin Schwidefsky <>


> For the proper solution, the easiest fix is imho to define a
> variant of SHIFT_PERCPU_PTR. The macro is currently used for dynamic
> pointers and for per-cpu symbols. We only want to use the GOTENT
> indirection for per-cpu symbols. So why don't we split it into
> 1) SHIFT_PERCPU_SYMBOL for per-cpu symbols and
> 2) SHIFT_PERCPU_PTR for dynamically allocated pointers?
> For s390 the first would be the current SHIFT_PERCPU_PTR macro, the
> second would be a simple RELOC_HIDE. The patch would be really
> short ..

Eh... I wrote in the other reply but unifying the two is kind of one
of the main goals, so....

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