Commit 4f104934 authored by Christoph Lameter's avatar Christoph Lameter Committed by Linus Torvalds
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slab allocators: Remove SLAB_CTOR_ATOMIC

SLAB_CTOR atomic is never used which is no surprise since I cannot imagine
that one would want to do something serious in a constructor or destructor.
 In particular given that the slab allocators run with interrupts disabled.
 Actions in constructors and destructors are by their nature very limited
and usually do not go beyond initializing variables and list operations.

(The i386 pgd ctor and dtors do take a spinlock in constructor and
destructor.....  I think that is the furthest we go at this point.)

There is no flag passed to the destructor so removing SLAB_CTOR_ATOMIC also
establishes a certain symmetry.

Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 50953fe9
......@@ -34,7 +34,6 @@ typedef struct kmem_cache kmem_cache_t __deprecated;
/* Flags passed to a constructor functions */
#define SLAB_CTOR_CONSTRUCTOR 0x001UL /* If not set, then deconstructor */
#define SLAB_CTOR_ATOMIC 0x002UL /* Tell constructor it can't sleep */
* struct kmem_cache related prototypes
......@@ -2752,13 +2752,6 @@ static int cache_grow(struct kmem_cache *cachep,
local_flags = (flags & GFP_LEVEL_MASK);
if (!(local_flags & __GFP_WAIT))
* Not allowed to sleep. Need to tell a constructor about
* this - it might need to know...
ctor_flags |= SLAB_CTOR_ATOMIC;
/* Take the l3 list lock to change the colour_next on this node */
l3 = cachep->nodelists[nodeid];
......@@ -3092,14 +3085,8 @@ static void *cache_alloc_debugcheck_after(struct kmem_cache *cachep,
objp += obj_offset(cachep);
if (cachep->ctor && cachep->flags & SLAB_POISON) {
unsigned long ctor_flags = SLAB_CTOR_CONSTRUCTOR;
if (!(flags & __GFP_WAIT))
ctor_flags |= SLAB_CTOR_ATOMIC;
cachep->ctor(objp, cachep, ctor_flags);
if (cachep->ctor && cachep->flags & SLAB_POISON)
cachep->ctor(objp, cachep, SLAB_CTOR_CONSTRUCTOR);
if ((u32)objp & (ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN-1)) {
printk(KERN_ERR "0x%p: not aligned to ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN=%d\n",
......@@ -802,14 +802,8 @@ static void setup_object(struct kmem_cache *s, struct page *page,
init_tracking(s, object);
if (unlikely(s->ctor)) {
if (!(s->flags & __GFP_WAIT))
s->ctor(object, s, mode);
if (unlikely(s->ctor))
s->ctor(object, s, SLAB_CTOR_CONSTRUCTOR);
static struct page *new_slab(struct kmem_cache *s, gfp_t flags, int node)
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