Re: [PATCH for review] [140/145] i386: mark cpu_dev structures as __cpuinitdata

From: Chuck Ebbert
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 02:49:20 EST

In-Reply-To: <1155518783.5764.10.camel@localhost>

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:26:23 +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:

> > > The different cpu_dev structures are all used from __cpuinit callers what
> > > I can tell. So mark them as __cpuinitdata instead of __initdata. I am a
> > > little bit unsure about arch/i386/common.c:default_cpu, especially when it
> > > comes to the purpose of this_cpu.
> >
> > But none of these CPUs supports hotplug and only one (AMD) does SMP.
> > So this is just wasting space in the kernel at runtime.
> How could this be wasting space? If you compile with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
> disabled then __cpuinitdata will become __initdata - ie the same as
> before. Not a single byte wasted what I can tell.

I was talking about wasted space with HOTPLUG_CPU enabled, of course.
Nobody is ever going to hotplug a VIA, Cyrix, Geode, etc. CPU, yet your
patch makes the kernel carry that code and data anyway.

Yes, the checking scripts will complain. But we know it's OK.


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