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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] sched/core,x86: make struct thread_info arch specific again
On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Mark Rutland <> wrote:
> From: Heiko Carstens <>
> commit c65eacbe290b ("sched/core: Allow putting thread_info into
> task_struct") made struct thread_info a generic struct with only a
> single flags member if THREAD_INFO_IN_TASK_STRUCT is selected.
> This change however seems to be quite x86 centric, since at least the
> generic preemption code (asm-generic/preempt.h) assumes that struct
> thread_info also has a preempt_count member, which apparently was not
> true for x86.
> We could add a bit more ifdefs to solve this problem too, but it seems
> to be much simpler to make struct thread_info arch specific
> again. This also makes the conversion to THREAD_INFO_IN_TASK_STRUCT a
> bit easier for architectures that have a couple of arch specific stuff
> in their thread_info definition.
> The arch specific stuff _could_ be moved to thread_struct. However
> keeping them in thread_info makes it easier: accessing thread_info
> members is simple, since it is at the beginning of the task_struct,
> while the thread_struct is at the end. At least on s390 the offsets
> needed to access members of the thread_struct (with task_struct as
> base) are too large for various asm instructions. This is not a
> problem when keeping these members within thread_info.

Acked-by: Andy Lutomirski <>

Ingo, there's a (somewhat weak) argument for sending this via
tip/urgent: it doesn't change generated code at all, and I think it
will avoid a silly depedency or possible conflict for the next merge
window, since both arm64 and s390 are going to need it.


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