Re: Final per cpu consistency patch for -next or late in 3.19 merge period

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Tue Dec 02 2014 - 11:40:33 EST

Hello, Christoph.

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 12:31:22PM -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> This is the final patch to remove __get_cpu_var. I checked -next and there
> are no remaining uses of __get_cpu_var. So either merge this to -next or
> wait until 3.19 late.
> However, if we wait till 3.19 then I may have to do another pass if
> people add more uses of __get_cpu_var and submit another patch.
> From: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:54 -0500
> Subject: [PATCH] Remove __get_cpu_var and __raw_get_cpu_var macros
> No user is left in the kernel source tree. Therefore we can
> drop the definitions.
> This is the final merge of the transition away from __get_cpu_var.
> After this patch the kernel will not build if anyone uses __get_cpu_var.

Can you please update Documentation/local_ops.txt and comments which
contain __get_cpu_var() and send the updated patch to Andrew?

Andrew, this is removal of the two deprecated per-cpu accessors. All
the existing users are gone from the devel branches and thus from -mm.
Can you please route this once Christoph posts an updated version?


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