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SubjectRe: Fix "buggy BIOS check" when CPUs are hot removed
On Fri, 04 Apr 2008 16:48:44 -0700 Alok Kataria <akataria@vmware.com> wrote:

> Fixes a BUG in ACPI hotplugging.
>
> processor_device_array[pr->id] needs to be set to NULL when removing a
> CPU. Else the "buggy BIOS check" in acpi_processor_start mistakenly
> fires when a CPU is removed from the system and then later re-added.
>
> Signed-off-by: Alok N Kataria <akataria@vmware.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Arai <arai@vmware.com>

I assume this is also needed in 2.6.24.x?

> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> b/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> index 61450f4..0f95f26 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> @@ -828,6 +828,7 @@ static int acpi_processor_remove(struct acpi_device
> *device, int type)
> }
>
> processors[pr->id] = NULL;
> + processor_device_array[pr->id] = NULL;
>
> kfree(pr);
>

That set a new record for patch-manglement.


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