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SubjectRe: [patch 5/8] x86: use this_cpu_xxx to replace percpu_xxx funcs
On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:46:01 +0100 Ingo Molnar <> wrote:

> Will percpu_write() be removed altogether? If so then the
> changelog should say *that*, and explain that on x86 this is a
> simple renaming of the API, not a long explanation about
> scenarios that don't actually matter.
> If percpu_write() is not being removed then I don't see how this
> patch is an improvement: it's supposed to result in the same
> instructions being emitted, and __this_cpu_write() et al are
> distinctly longer to write ...
> So what's the plan here?

All percpu_xxx() functions get removed.

That was explained in the [patch 0/n] changelog (available on lkml ;))
but a) I chose to feed the prereq patches through maintainers and b) I
didn't edit all the changelogs. I should have.

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