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Date:	Sun, 2 Nov 2008 10:13:03 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <>
cc:	Alexey Dobriyan <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	Al Viro <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] el3_common_init() should be __devinit, not __init

On Sat, 1 Nov 2008, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> For cpuinit/cpuexit the gain turned out to be minimal.

Quite frankly, I'm not convinced.

Yeah, yeah, most distro's end up always enabling CPU hotplug due to 
suspend/resume, but:

 - desktop PC's aren't where most memory pressures are anyway

 - on UP, CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU isn't on even if you do have suspend/resume

 - we should still care about embedded devices, and while some of them are 
   growing up (and having SMP and not caring about a few tens of kB of 
   memory), I don't think that's a valid argument for the other ones.

So. I'd rather we try to keep our init sections, and continue to spend 
effort on fixing them. If at all possible.

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