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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/52] First attempt at smp integration
    Glauber Costa <> writes:
    > Comments are welcome.

    The main difference between i386 and x86-64 smp boot up (among a lot
    of quirks and workarounds in i386 that x86-64 doesn't have/need and
    some trivialities) is that x86-64 follows the standard hotplug state
    machine and i386 doesn't.

    I would suggest that if you want to unify you convert i386 over to the new
    state machine first because that is the key difference. Everything else
    after that is relatively simple. You can probably pattern that after
    the original changeset who did this for x86-64.

    The reason I never attempted this myself is that i was too worried about
    regressions on old machines for i386 (this code is partly very fragile)
    You'll likely encounter that problem. Just make sure to keep a stable
    email address for some years to handle the fallout.


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