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SubjectRe: [PATCH -v2 5/5] x86: use dmi check to treat disabled cpus as hotplug cpus.
On 01/12/2010 06:06 PM, Suresh Siddha wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 17:55 -0800, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> you mean this blacklist could be too long?
>
> yes.
>
>>
>> switch to whitelist for the box can treat disabled cpus as hotplug
>> cpus?
>
> Do we really need all this? Systems which support physical hotplug
> typically have lot's of cpu's (mostly will have atleast > 8). Even if we
> really need to identify, then perhaps we can check if ACPI has any hints
> regarding the physical hotplug support at boot time (we should check
> with Andi Kleen or Len Brown on this).
>
> For now, I think we can keep it simple by using the detected enabled
> cpu's.

sth like this ?

---
arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
+++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
@@ -1190,7 +1190,6 @@ early_param("possible_cpus", _setup_poss
* - Ashok Raj
*
* Three ways to find out the number of additional hotplug CPUs:
- * - If the BIOS specified disabled CPUs in ACPI/mptables use that.
* - The user can overwrite it with possible_cpus=NUM
* - Otherwise don't reserve additional CPUs.
* We do this because additional CPUs waste a lot of memory.
@@ -1205,7 +1204,7 @@ __init void prefill_possible_map(void)
num_processors = 1;

if (setup_possible_cpus == -1)
- possible = num_processors + disabled_cpus;
+ possible = num_processors;
else
possible = setup_possible_cpus;


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