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SubjectRe: [patch 03/41] cpu alloc: Use cpu allocator instead of the builtin modules per cpu allocator
On Thu, 29 May 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > + printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: per-cpu alignment %li > %li\n",
> > + mod->name, align, PAGE_SIZE);
>
> Indenting broke.

Hmmm. Okay.

> Alas, PAGE_SIZE has, iirc, unsigned type on some architectures and
> unsigned long on others. I suspect you'll need to cast it to be able
> to print it.

This is code that was moved.

> > + percpu = cpu_alloc(size, GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_ZERO, align);
> > + if (!percpu)
> > + printk(KERN_WARNING "Could not allocate %lu bytes percpu data\n",
>
> 80-col bustage,.
>
> A printk like this should, I think, identify what part of the kernel it
> came from.

Again moved code. Should I really do string separations for code
that is moved?

> But really, I don't think any printk should be present here.
> cpu_alloc() itself should dump the warning and the backtrace when it
> runs out. Because a cpu_alloc() failure is a major catastrophe. It
> probably means a reconfigure-and-reboot cycle.

The code has been able to deal with an allocpercpu failure in the
past. Why would it have trouble with a cpu_alloc failure here?



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