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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386 adds smp_call_function_single

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 01:52:39PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 06:24:22AM -0700, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Continiung the series of small patches necessary for the perfmon subsystem, here
> > is a patch that adds support for the smp_call_function_single() function for i386.
> > It exists for almost all other architectures but i386. The perfmon subsystem
> > needs it in one case to free some state on a designated remote CPU.
> >
> > Changelog:
> > - adds smp_call_function_single() to i386 tree. This function
> > is used to invoked a procedure on a designated remote CPU.
> The naming seems a little strange to me. Something like
> run_on_cpu() would be clearer. Less keystrokes too :)

I agree with you that the name is a bit long but I did not invent it.
The same function name is used for this functionality on IA-64 and X86-64.

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