Commit f867bac6 authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] remove unused blkp field in percpu_data

I found that blkp field was not used in kernel tree.

As most of the times NR_CPUS is a power of two and kmalloc() memory blocks
too, this extra field basically doubles the memory space allocated in
__alloc_percpu() to store the 'struct percpu_data'

(for example, if NR_CPUS=8 on i386, kmalloc(4*8+4) returns a 64 bytes block
instead of a 32 bytes block after this patch)

Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent e78c9a00
......@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@
struct percpu_data {
void *ptrs[NR_CPUS];
void *blkp;
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