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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.6] Hotplug cpu: Fix APIC queued timer vector race
On Sun, 2004-08-22 at 00:10, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> Some timer interrupt vectors were queued on the Local APIC and were being
> serviced when we enabled interrupts again in fixup_irqs(), so we need to
> mask the APIC timer, enable interrupts so that any queued interrupts get
> processed whilst the processor is still on the online map and then clear
> ourselves from the online map. 1ms is a nice safe number even under heavy
> interrupt load with higher priority vectors queued. Andrew this is
> the patch i promised, Rusty, i'm not sure if you find
> __attribute__((weak)) offensive...

It's horrible. Please move the unsetting of the cpu_online bit into the
arch-specific __cpu_disable() code for each arch, which is consistent
and also simplifies things.

Anyone who quotes me in their signature is an idiot -- Rusty Russell

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