cvs commit: src/sys/sys pcpu.h

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Fri Mar 7 15:56:20 UTC 2008

On Mar 7, 2008, at 5:01 AM, John Baldwin wrote:

> On Thursday 06 March 2008 12:24:28 pm Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
>> marcel      2008-03-06 17:24:28 UTC
>>  FreeBSD src repository
>>  Modified files:
>>    sys/sys              pcpu.h
>>  Log:
>>  Move the PCPU_MD_FIELDS last in struct pcpu. While this header is
>>  private to the kernel, some ports define _KERNEL and include this
>>  header. While arguably this is wrong, it's also reality. By having
>>  the MD fields last, architectures that have CPU-specific variations
>>  of PCPU_MD_FIELDS will at least have the MI fields at a constant
>>  offset.  Of course, having all MI fields first helps kernel  
>> debugging
>>  as well, so this is not a change without some benefits to us.
>>  This change does not result in an ABI breakage, because this header
>>  is not part of the ABI. Recompilation of lsof is required though :-)
> It actually started out being the last "field" in the structure but  
> some new
> fields were incorrectly added after it rather than before it.  It  
> might
> warrant a comment to prevent similar regressions in the future.
> -- 
> John Baldwin

Marcel Moolenaar
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