Re: [PATCH] mm/init: cpu_hotplug_init() must be initialized beforeSLAB

From: Sachin Sant
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 23:26:38 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:
On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

+ /*
+ * This initializes the mutex used by get/put_online_cpus()
+ * which is used by SLAB
+ */
+ cpu_hotplug_init();

Oh fudge it.

Why not get rid of that stupid thing, rather than have that subtle dependency and a comment for it.

IOW, does this simpler alternative also work?
This fixes the problem for me.



Sachin Sant
IBM Linux Technology Center
India Systems and Technology Labs
Bangalore, India

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