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Subject[tip:sched/urgent] sched/x86/smp: Do not enable IRQs over calibrate_delay()
Commit-ID:  bc758133ed73d4b06952bec21da23e28e62bf3ba
Author: Peter Zijlstra <>
AuthorDate: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:16:15 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:50:10 +0200

sched/x86/smp: Do not enable IRQs over calibrate_delay()

We should not ever enable IRQs until we're fully set up. This opens up
a window where interrupts can hit the cpu and interrupts can do
wakeups, wakeups need state that isn't set-up yet, in particular this
cpu isn't elegible to run tasks, so if any cpu-affine task that got
created in CPU_UP_PREPARE manages to get a wakeup, its affinity mask
will get broken and we'll run into lots of 'interesting' problems.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 5 -----
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c b/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
index 58f7816..89571a0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
@@ -219,14 +219,9 @@ static void __cpuinit smp_callin(void)
* Update loops_per_jiffy in cpu_data. Previous call to
* smp_store_cpu_info() stored a value that is close but not as
* accurate as the value just calculated.
- *
- * Need to enable IRQs because it can take longer and then
- * the NMI watchdog might kill us.
- local_irq_enable();
cpu_data(cpuid).loops_per_jiffy = loops_per_jiffy;
- local_irq_disable();
pr_debug("Stack at about %p\n", &cpuid);


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