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SubjectRe: [patch] Mixed Madison and Montecito system support
Siddha, Suresh B wrote:
> I added it so that these entries will not confuse users of a non-smt/mc
> systems. But mixed type of processors and cpu hotplug really complicates the
> things..

Yes, it does. :-)

> May be a check of something like "is this platform capable of
> supporting any multi-core/multi-threaded processor package?" helps..
> As there is no well defined mechanism to find out that and for simplicity
> reasons, we should probably go with Tony's suggestion.
> Russ I can post a patch, removing both smt_capable() and mc_capable()
> checks.

Yes, please do.

> Today this sysfs variable is not documented. But when it happens, we
> need to clearly document that these variables have no meaning when
> the system doesn't have cpus with threads/cores.

Russ Anderson, OS RAS/Partitioning Project Lead
SGI - Silicon Graphics Inc
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