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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: show cpuinfo only for online CPUs
    On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 03:12:25PM -0200, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:
    > did you test it in a kernel without SMP compiled in ?
    > I'm a little afraid about what can happen here:

    No I didn't, but should have done so - cpu_index exists only
    in the SMP case ...

    I'll come up with a corrected fix (adding some ifdefs).

    > The attribuition of cpu_index only happens in a code that seems to be
    > called for all cpus but the boot one.

    Yes, just in identify_cpu and not in its "early_" variant.

    > So it could even work, but as accident. Unless I'm wrong about it, I'd
    > prefer to see an explicit attribution of cpu_index = 0 somewhere for the
    > boot cpu.

    Hmm, will look at this as well.

    > Other than that, good catch! I didn't notice it, because all my present
    > cpus were online in my box

    You might be able to trigger it by using additional_cpus=<n> in your kernel
    command line.
    A second test is offlining a CPU: Then cpuinfo was still shown for the
    offlined CPU.



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