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SubjectRe: cpu_active vs pcrypt & padata
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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:20:15 +0100

> On Fri, 2012-03-16 at 03:16 -0700, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
>> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:13:08 +0100
>>
>> > Also, wth is all this kernel/padata.c stuff? There's next to no useful
>> > comment in there and the only consumer seems to be pcrypt, does that
>> > really need to be in kernel/ ?
>>
>> There's really nothing specific to crypto in that padata.c file,
>> anything trying to compute things in parallel with some kind
>> of converging synchronization points can use that code.
>
> So why isn't anybody else using that? Don't the block/fs people need
> similar things?

Beats me, but just because there's only one user doesn't mean it belongs
tucked away in that one user's subsystem.


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