Re: [PATCH] percpu updates

From: Randy.Dunlap (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 18:05:48 EST

On Wed, 1 May 2002, Brian Gerst wrote:

| Andrew Morton wrote:
| > Brian Gerst wrote:
| >
| >>These patches convert some of the existing arrays based on NR_CPUS to
| >>use the new per cpu code.
| >>
| > When I did this a couple of weeks back it failed in
| > mysterious ways and I ended up parking it. Failure
| > symptoms included negative numbers being reported in
| > /proc/meminfo for "Locked" and "Dirty".
| >
| > How well has this been tested? (If the answer
| > is "not very" then please wait until I've tested
| > it out...)
| Well, the answer is not very. I don't have an SMP machine to do
| thorough testing on. The best I can do is boot an SMP kernel on a UP
| machine. I did check the disassembly of vmlinux, and it looked like it
| would work as advertised.

uh, do you know where you could find/use some SMP machines,
gratis ? maybe OSDL ? hint hint.

(of course, you could just let akpm do it on his smp system,
as he suggested)


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