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2006-12-07[PATCH] Allow NULL pointers in percpu_freeAlan Stern-4/+5
The patch (as824b) makes percpu_free() ignore NULL arguments, as one would expect for a deallocation routine. (Note that free_percpu is #defined as percpu_free in include/linux/percpu.h.) A few callers are updated to remove now-unneeded tests for NULL. A few other callers already seem to assume that passing a NULL pointer to percpu_free() is okay! The patch also removes an unnecessary NULL check in percpu_depopulate(). Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-09-26[PATCH] Extract the allocpercpu functions from the slab allocatorChristoph Lameter-0/+129
The allocpercpu functions __alloc_percpu and __free_percpu() are heavily using the slab allocator. However, they are conceptually slab. This also simplifies SLOB (at this point slob may be broken in mm. This should fix it). Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Cc: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>