Re: [PATCH 7/8] percpu: add __percpu sparse annotations to hw_breakpoint

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 20:19:37 EST

On 01/25/2010 04:19 PM, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:22:14AM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Add __percpu sparse annotations to hw_breakpoint.
>> These annotations are to make sparse consider percpu variables to be
>> in a different address space and warn if accessed without going
>> through percpu accessors. This patch doesn't affect normal builds.
>> per_cpu(nr_task_bp_pinned, cpu) is replaced with
>> &per_cpu(nr_task_bp_pinned[0], cpu). This is the same to the compiler
>> but allows per_cpu() macro to correctly drop __percpu designation for
>> the returned pointer.
> Ouch... It's unpleasant to see such workaround that messes up the
> code just to make sparse happy.
> I guess __percpu is an address_space attribute? Is there no
> way to force the address space change directly from the
> per_cpu() macro?

Hmm... thinking more about it, we should be able to just move the & and
[0] into the per_cpu() macro, addressing the situation, or does that
cause problems elsewhere?

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