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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH] SLQB: Mark the allocator as broken PowerPC and S390
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 09:37:39AM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> The SLQB allocator is known to be broken on certain PowerPC and S390
> configurations. Disable the allocator in Kconfig for those architectures
> until the issues are resolved.
>

Can the issues be summarised?

The danger is if SLQB is being silently disabled, it'll never be noticed
or debugged :/

> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
> Cc: Sachin Sant <sachinp@in.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
> ---
> init/Kconfig | 1 +
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index c0d8a47..aaeddeb 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -1033,6 +1033,7 @@ config SLUB
>
> config SLQB
> bool "SLQB (Queued allocator)"
> + depends on !PPC && !S390
> help
> SLQB is a proposed new slab allocator.
>
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> 1.5.6.3
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Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab


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