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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] acpi: Fix CPU hot removal problem
On 2011/9/23 22:16, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:49 AM, canquan.shen<> wrote:
>> On 2011/9/23 0:53, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Bjorn Helgaas<>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM, canquan.shen<>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> We run linux as a guest in Xen environment. When we used the xen tools
>>>>> (xm vcpu-set<n>) to hot add and remove vcpu to and from the guest, we
>>>>> encountered the failure on vcpu removal. We found the reason is that it
>>>>> didn't go to really remove cpu in the cpu removal code path.
>>>>> This patch adds acpi_bus_trim in acpi_process_hotplug_notify to fix this
>>>>> issue. With this patch, it works fine for us.
>>>>> Signed-off-by:Canquan Shen<>
>>>> Reviewed-by: Bjorn Helgaas<>
>>> On second thought, let's think about this a bit more.
>>> As I mentioned before, I have a long-term goal to move the hotplug
>>> flow out of drivers and into the ACPI core. That will be easier if
>>> the code in the drivers is as generic as possible.
>>> The dock and acpiphp hot-remove code calls acpi_bus_trim(), then
>>> evaluates _EJ0. The core acpi_bus_hot_remove_device() function
>>> already does both acpi_bus_trim() and _EJ0. This function is
>>> currently only used when we write to sysfs "eject" files, but I wonder
>>> if we should use it in acpi_processor_hotplug_notify() as well.
>>> That would get us one step closer to removing this gunk from the
>>> drivers and having acpi_bus_notify() look something like this:
>>> driver->ops.remove(device);
>>> acpi_bus_hot_remove_device(device);
>>> break;
>>> There is a description of a CPU hot-remove that does include _EJ0
>>> methods in the "DIG64 Hot-Plug& Partitioning Flows Specification"
>>> [1], sec 2.2.4. I know this document is Itanium-oriented, but this
>>> part seems fairly generic and it's the only description of the process
>>> I've seen so far.
>>> So would using acpi_bus_hot_remove_device() instead of acpi_bus_trim()
>>> also solve your problem, Canquan?
>> Yes. It can solve my problem.
>> I fully aggree to replace acpi_bus_hot_remove_device() to acpi_bus_trim().
>> Initially I insert the acpi_bus_hot_remove_device() in acpi_bus_notify
>> function . lately I think I should give a chance for user,and so send
>> KOBJ_OFFLINE message to the udvev module.
>> But why add the driver->ops.remove(device) before
>> acpi_bus_hot_remove_device(device). it can be called in
>> acpi_bus_hot_remove_device code path as bellowing:
>> acpi_bus_trim
>> acpi_bus_remove
>> device_release_driver
>> __device_release_driver
>> acpi_device_remove
>> acpi_drv->ops.remove
> OK. Maybe the future acpi_bus_notify() code would be even simpler.
> The point is that the ACPI core should handle the notification, call
> the driver's .remove() method, and do whatever namespace cleanup is
> required (i.e., acpi_bus_trim()). None of this should be in the
> driver itself.
> Can you re-post your patch, using acpi_bus_hot_remove_device() instead
> of acpi_bus_trim()? Please include Khalid's tweak, too, so we don't
> print warnings for CPUs that don't supply _EJ0 methods.
> Bjorn
> .
OK. I will modify it and re-post the patch which will include Khalid's
tweak. and Thank Khalid for attention this patch.

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