Re: [GIT PULL v2] Early SLAB fixes for 2.6.31

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 15:24:33 EST

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > Could we add more bootup states to enum system_states?
> I'd rather get rid of the whole slab_is_available() thing entirely.

slab_is_available is necessary for slab bootstrap but if we use
system_state for this then its not necessary anymore.

> If that isn't true yet, then we should make it more true.


> IOW, we should strive for not having any code that is at all confused
> about whether it can do slab allocations or not.

So encode the stage of boot up in system_state? Maybe add documentation to
explan what is possible at these states and what is not?

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