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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.16
Ashok Raj wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 09:22:41PM -0800, Peter Williams wrote:
>
>> I/O APICs
>> Mar 22 16:10:31 heathwren kernel: More than 8 CPUs detected and
>> CONFIG_X86_PC cannot handle it.
>>
>> ### No more CPUs seen but something in there thinks there's more than
>> 8
>> of them.
>>
>> Mar 22 16:10:31 heathwren kernel: Use CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH or
>> CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP.
>>
>
>
>
> This was disussed here,
>
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114228068804099&w=2
>
> but we didnt yet close out on it, Andrew didnt feel comfortable
> making CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU depend on !X86_PC, and making it depend on CONFIG_GENERICARCH
> or CONFIG_BIGSMP this late in the process.
>
> The warning is bogus,

That's what I thought but I thought I should still report it as bogus
messages can cause people to become inured and ignore real ones.

> when BIGSMP was first introduced it was solely to handle >8 CPUS
> using custer mode configuration. We switched bigsmp to use flat physical mode just like
> what we do for x86_64, because some chipsets have ill effects with cpu hotplug.
> when we wakeup a new cpu. Details here
>
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=113261865814107&w=2
>
> Hence we switched to bigsmp, but the error message was not reworked, better yet is
> to have the right config depends so we dont run into any race and instability issues.
>
>

Peter
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