[cross-posted to linux-kernel in a separate mail (oops)]
I'm working with a (approximately) 2.4.17 kernel from the mips-linux
I'd like to propose removing the "__init" designation from init_idle in
kernel/sched.c, since this is called from rest_init via cpu_idle.
Notice that rest_init isn't in an init section, and explicitly mentions
that it's avoiding a race with free_initmem. In my kernel (an SMP
kernel running on a system with only 1 available CPU), cpu_idle isn't
getting called until after free_initmem().
My CPU is MIPS, but it looks like x86 could experience the same problem.
retrieving revision 1.10
diff -u -r1.10 sched.c
--- kernel/sched.c 2002/01/15 04:13:43 1.10
+++ kernel/sched.c 2002/03/05 19:40:14
@@ -1304,7 +1304,7 @@
extern unsigned long wait_init_idle;
-void __init init_idle(void)
struct schedule_data * sched_data;
sched_data = &aligned_data[smp_processor_id()].schedule_data;