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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:04:07 +0100
From:	Ingo Molnar <>
To:	Tejun Heo <>
Cc:	Jiri Kosina <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Jeff Mahoney <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Tony Luck <>,
	Fenghua Yu <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] percpu: allow pcpu_alloc() to be called with IRQs

* Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> Jiri Kosina wrote:
> > pcpu_alloc() and pcpu_extend_area_map() perform a series of
> > spin_lock_irq()/spin_unlock_irq() calls, which make them unsafe
> > with respect to being called from contexts which have IRQs off.
> > 
> > This patch converts the code to perform save/restore of flags instead,
> > making pcpu_alloc() (or __alloc_percpu() respectively) to be called
> > from early kernel startup stage, where IRQs are off.
> > 
> > This is needed for proper initialization of per-cpu rq_weight data from
> > sched_init().
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
> I'll wait for response on the series and push it through percpu#fixes 
> tomorrow if there's no objection.

Yep, the 2/2 sched.c patch looks good now:

  Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <>

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