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Subject[v2 PATCH 3/3] x86, NMI: knob to disable using NMI IPIs to stop cpus
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Some machines may exhibit problems using the NMI to stop other cpus.
This knob just allows one to revert back to the original behaviour to help
diagnose the problem.

V2:
make function static

Signed-off-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>
---
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 4 ++++
arch/x86/kernel/smp.c | 13 +++++++++++++
2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 6ca1f5c..dab6439 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1761,6 +1761,10 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
nomfgpt [X86-32] Disable Multi-Function General Purpose
Timer usage (for AMD Geode machines).

+ nonmi_ipi [X86] Disable using NMI IPIs during panic/reboot to
+ shutdown the other cpus. Instead use the REBOOT_VECTOR
+ irq.
+
nopat [X86] Disable PAT (page attribute table extension of
pagetables) support.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/smp.c b/arch/x86/kernel/smp.c
index 991d184..f96d32d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/smp.c
@@ -248,6 +248,11 @@ static void native_irq_stop_other_cpus(int wait)
local_irq_restore(flags);
}

+static void native_smp_disable_nmi_ipi(void)
+{
+ smp_ops.stop_other_cpus = native_irq_stop_other_cpus;
+}
+
/*
* Reschedule call back.
*/
@@ -279,6 +284,14 @@ void smp_call_function_single_interrupt(struct pt_regs *regs)
irq_exit();
}

+static int __init nonmi_ipi_setup(char *str)
+{
+ native_smp_disable_nmi_ipi();
+ return 1;
+}
+
+__setup("nonmi_ipi", nonmi_ipi_setup);
+
struct smp_ops smp_ops = {
.smp_prepare_boot_cpu = native_smp_prepare_boot_cpu,
.smp_prepare_cpus = native_smp_prepare_cpus,
--
1.7.6.4


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