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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] DevFS support for /dev/cpu/X/(cpuid|msr)
    Richard Gooch wrote:

    > Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a really nice place to put
    > generic SMP startup code. Each arch defines it's own per-cpu startup
    > code. As Matt asked in a private email, it would require hacks to each
    > arch to support this (Matt: this is my reply:-). While it would be
    > fairly simple to add a call to a devfs_cpu_register() function to each
    > arch, this does seem a bit hackish.
    > So I'd like to propose a new file (say kernel/smp.c) which has generic
    > startup code for each CPU. To start with, it can have a
    > generic_cpu_init() function, which is called by each arch. Note that
    > this function would be called for the boot CPU too.

    Makes sense.


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