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2010-09-10percpu: clear memory allocated with the km allocatorTejun Heo
Percpu allocator should clear memory before returning it but the km allocator forgot to do it. Fix it. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Reported-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
2010-09-08percpu: use percpu allocator on UP tooTejun Heo
On UP, percpu allocations were redirected to kmalloc. This has the following problems. * For certain amount of allocations (determined by PERCPU_DYNAMIC_EARLY_SLOTS and PERCPU_DYNAMIC_EARLY_SIZE), percpu allocator can be used before the usual kernel memory allocator is brought online. On SMP, this is used to initialize the kernel memory allocator. * percpu allocator honors alignment upto PAGE_SIZE but kmalloc() doesn't. For example, workqueue makes use of larger alignments for cpu_workqueues. Currently, users of percpu allocators need to handle UP differently, which is somewhat fragile and ugly. Other than small amount of memory, there isn't much to lose by enabling percpu allocator on UP. It can simply use kernel memory based chunk allocation which was added for SMP archs w/o MMUs. This patch removes mm/percpu_up.c, builds mm/percpu.c on UP too and makes UP build use percpu-km. As percpu addresses and kernel addresses are always identity mapped and static percpu variables don't need any special treatment, nothing is arch dependent and mm/percpu.c implements generic setup_per_cpu_areas() for UP. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
2010-05-01percpu: implement kernel memory based chunk allocationTejun Heo
Implement an alternate percpu chunk management based on kernel memeory for nommu SMP architectures. Instead of mapping into vmalloc area, chunks are allocated as a contiguous kernel memory using alloc_pages(). As such, percpu allocator on nommu will have the following restrictions. * It can't fill chunks on-demand page-by-page. It has to allocate each chunk fully upfront. * It can't support sparse chunk for NUMA configurations. SMP w/o mmu is crazy enough. Let's hope no one does NUMA w/o mmu. :-P * If chunk size isn't power-of-two multiple of PAGE_SIZE, the unaligned amount will be wasted on each chunk. So, archs which use this better align chunk size. For instructions on how to use this, read the comment on top of mm/percpu-km.c. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Graff Yang <graff.yang@gmail.com> Cc: Sonic Zhang <sonic.adi@gmail.com>