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Subject[RFC PATCH 1/4] use nr_cpus= to set nr_cpu_ids early
on x86, before prefill_possible_map(), nr_cpu_ids will be NR_CPUS aka CONFIG_NR_CPUS

add nr_cpus= to set nr_cpu_ids. so we can simulate cpus <=8 on normal config.
instead of change NR_CPUS directly.

Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>

---
arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c | 4 ++--
arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 7 ++++---
init/main.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6/init/main.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/init/main.c
+++ linux-2.6/init/main.c
@@ -149,6 +149,20 @@ static int __init nosmp(char *str)

early_param("nosmp", nosmp);

+/* this is hard limit */
+static int __init nrcpus(char *str)
+{
+ int nr_cpus;
+
+ get_option(&str, &nr_cpus);
+ if (nr_cpus > 0 && nr_cpus < nr_cpu_ids)
+ nr_cpu_ids = nr_cpus;
+
+ return 0;
+}
+
+early_param("nr_cpus", nrcpus);
+
static int __init maxcpus(char *str)
{
get_option(&str, &setup_max_cpus);
Index: linux-2.6/arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c
+++ linux-2.6/arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c
@@ -883,8 +883,8 @@ __init void prefill_possible_map(void)

possible = available_cpus + additional_cpus;

- if (possible > NR_CPUS)
- possible = NR_CPUS;
+ if (possible > nr_cpu_ids)
+ possible = nr_cpu_ids;

printk(KERN_INFO "SMP: Allowing %d CPUs, %d hotplug CPUs\n",
possible, max((possible - available_cpus), 0));
Index: linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
+++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
@@ -1213,11 +1213,12 @@ __init void prefill_possible_map(void)

total_cpus = max_t(int, possible, num_processors + disabled_cpus);

- if (possible > CONFIG_NR_CPUS) {
+ /* nr_cpu_ids could be reduced via nr_cpus= */
+ if (possible > nr_cpu_ids) {
printk(KERN_WARNING
"%d Processors exceeds NR_CPUS limit of %d\n",
- possible, CONFIG_NR_CPUS);
- possible = CONFIG_NR_CPUS;
+ possible, nr_cpu_ids);
+ possible = nr_cpu_ids;
}

printk(KERN_INFO "SMP: Allowing %d CPUs, %d hotplug CPUs\n",

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