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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] percpu: use ZERO_SIZE_PTR / ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012, Tejun Heo wrote:

> I'm pretty sure it never gives out NULL for a dynamic allocation. The
> base might be mapped to zero but we're guaranteed to have some static
> percpu areas there and IIRC the percpu addresses aren't supposed to
> wrap.

True but there is a check for a NULL pointer on free. So a NULL pointer
currently has the semantics of being an unallocated per cpu structure.
If the allocator returns NULL by accident then we cannot free the per cpu
allocation anymore.


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