mm: Fix memory/cpu hotplug section mismatch and oops.

From: Paul Mundt
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 02:14:53 EST

(This is a resend of the earlier patch, this issue still needs to be

When building with memory hotplug enabled and cpu hotplug disabled, we
end up with the following section mismatch:

WARNING: mm/built-in.o(.text+0x4e58): Section mismatch: reference to
.init.text: (between 'free_area_init_node' and '__build_all_zonelists')

This happens as a result of:

-> free_area_init_node()
-> free_area_init_core()
-> zone_pcp_init() <-- all __meminit up to this point
-> zone_batchsize() <-- marked as __cpuinit fo

This happens because CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=n sets __cpuinit to __init, but
CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG=y unsets __meminit.

Changing zone_batchsize() to __devinit fixes this.

__devinit is the only thing that is common between CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=y and
CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG=y. In the long run, perhaps this should be moved to
another section identifier completely. Without this, memory hot-add
of offline nodes (via hotadd_new_pgdat()) will oops if CPU hotplug is
not also enabled.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mundt <lethal@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


mm/page_alloc.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index bd8e335..05ace44 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -1968,7 +1968,7 @@ void zone_init_free_lists(struct pglist_data *pgdat, struct zone *zone,
memmap_init_zone((size), (nid), (zone), (start_pfn), MEMMAP_EARLY)

-static int __cpuinit zone_batchsize(struct zone *zone)
+static int __devinit zone_batchsize(struct zone *zone)
int batch;

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