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SubjectRe: [patch 00/18] SMP: Boot and CPU hotplug refactoring - Part 1
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On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 6:05 AM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I'm working on refactoring the SMP boot and CPU hotplug implementation.
>
> The current code has evolved over time into a conglomerate of
> warts. My main goals are to:
>
>  - reduce the architecture code by moving repeating constructs to the
>   core
>
>  - redesigning the handling of per cpu threads. There is no point to
>   tear down the threads just to create them again.
>
>  - restructuring the notifier facility into a proper tree with
>   dependencies to avoid the gazillion of callbacks and moving
>   setup/teardown code into the context of the upcoming/dying cpu
>
> The motivation behind this work is the cpu hotplug nightmare which we
> are facing in the RT kernel and the requests from several groups
> (e.g. ARM) to make hotplug more lightweight and faster.
>
> This first part moves the idle thread management for non-boot cpus
> into the core. fork_idle() is called in a workqueue as it is
> implemented in a few architectures already. This is necessary when not
> all cpus are brought up by the early boot code as otherwise we would
> take a ref on the user task VM of the thread which brings the cpu up
> via the sysfs interface.
>

I had sent out a patchset that did this cleanup here:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/6/466

This patchset is clean and more exhaustive than what I had. So,

Acked-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venki@google.com>

> This converts all architectures except m32r, mn10300, tile and UM to
> the new core facility. These architecture are calling fork_idle() in
> the very early boot code in smp_prepare_cpus() for unknown reasons.
> I haven't analyzed yet, whether this is on purpose or can be moved
> over to the generic facility. It'd be nice if the responsible maintainers
> could look into that as well.
>
> Thanks,
>
>        tglx
>
>
>
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