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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Resurect proper handling of maxcpus= kernel option
> From: Max Krasnyansky <>
> For some reason we had redundant parsers registered for maxcpus=.
> One in init/main.c and another in arch/x86/smpboot.c
> So I nuked the one in arch/x86.
> Also 64-bit kernels used to handle maxcpus= as documented in
> Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt. CPUs with 'id > maxcpus' are initialized
> but not booted. 32-bit version for some reason ignored them even though
> all the infrastructure for booting them later is there.
> In the current mainline both 64 and 32 bit versions are broken. I'm
> too lazy to look through git history but I'm guessing it happened as
> part of the i386 and x86_64 unification.
> This patch restores the correct behaviour. I've tested x86_64 version on
> 4- and 8- way Core2 and 2-way Opteron based machines. Various config
> combinations SMP, !SMP, CPU_HOTPLUG, !CPU_HOTPLUG.
> Booted with maxcpus=1 and maxcpus=4, etc. Everything is working as expected.
> I cannot test 32-bit version (no 32-bit machines here).
> Signed-off-by: Max Krasnyansky <>
> Cc:
> Cc:

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