Re: use persistent allocation for cursor blinking.

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 17:59:09 EST

Ar Maw, 2006-08-01 am 12:15 -0700, ysgrifennodd Roland Dreier:
> > Every time the console cursor blinks, we do a kmalloc/kfree pair.
> > This patch turns that into a single allocation.
> A naiive question from someone who knows nothing about this subsystem:
> is there any possibility of concurrent calls into this function, for
> example if there are multiple cursors on a multiheaded system?

We don't do console multihead so its basically OK. Moving all the
console globals into a struct so we can have multiple instances would be
a good thing [tm] and it would make sense for the variable to end up in
said structure if it was done.

Definitely a janitor job there.


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