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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpuidle: avoid using smp_processor_id() in preemptible code (nr_iowait_cpu) v4
On (06/16/10 23:59), Andrew Morton wrote:
> [..] if someone runs
> update_ts_time_stats() before the initcalls then conceivably the
> `swapper' process's accounting will go a little bit wrong, but I doubt
> it.

That was the sing that scared me - update_ts_time_stats call before init.
Having ".cpu = cpu" in tick_get_tick_sched guarantees correct .cpu and...
and it sucks.

> Still, it'd be better to do it earlier, I guess. tick_init() is called
> super-early and that would be a good place. tick_init() is presently a
> no-op if !CONFIG_GENERIC_CLOCKEVENTS, but all this code depends on
> So how does this look? If "OK" then would you be able to test it please?
I'll test it in 2 hours. Thanks.

> [ Sigh. The field tick_sched.cpu shouldn't even exist on
> uniprocessor builds. Ifdeffing it away is trivial and a bit messy,
> but it's still only a partial solution. Passing the `cpu' argument
> to nr_iowait_cpu() will generate additional code, and it's unneeded
> on uniprocessor builds.]
You're right.

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