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    Subject[RFC PATCH 00/10] CPU hotplug: stop_machine()-free CPU hotplug
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    Hi,

    This patchset removes CPU hotplug's dependence on stop_machine() from the CPU
    offline path and provides an alternative (set of APIs) to preempt_disable() to
    prevent CPUs from going offline, which can be invoked from atomic context.

    This is an RFC patchset with only a few call-sites of preempt_disable()
    converted to the new APIs for now, and the main goal is to get feedback on the
    design of the new atomic APIs and see if it serves as a viable replacement for
    stop_machine()-free CPU hotplug.

    Overview of the patches:
    -----------------------
    Patch 1 introduces the new APIs that can be used from atomic context, to
    prevent CPUs from going offline.

    Patches 2 to 6 convert various call-sites to use the new APIs.

    Patches 7, 8 and 9 fix a KVM issue that comes into picture when we remove
    stop_machine() from the CPU hotplug path. (Actually, patches 7 and 8 are
    already in the kvm tree. Patch 9 is the fix we need, but I preserved the
    other 2 as well so that the patches can apply easily without external
    dependencies).

    Patch 10 is the one which actually removes stop_machine() from the CPU
    offline path.

    Comments and suggestions welcome!

    --
    Michael Wang (2):
    CPU hotplug: Introduce "stable" cpu online mask, for atomic hotplug readers
    smp, cpu hotplug: Fix smp_call_function_*() to prevent CPU offline properly

    Paul E. McKenney (1):
    cpu: No more __stop_machine() in _cpu_down()

    Srivatsa S. Bhat (4):
    smp, cpu hotplug: Fix on_each_cpu_*() to prevent CPU offline properly
    sched, cpu hotplug: Use stable online cpus in try_to_wake_up() & select_task_rq()
    kick_process(), cpu-hotplug: Prevent offlining of target CPU properly
    yield_to(), cpu-hotplug: Prevent offlining of other CPUs properly

    Xiao Guangrong (3):
    KVM: VMX: fix invalid cpu passed to smp_call_function_single
    KVM: VMX: fix memory order between loading vmcs and clearing vmcs
    KVM: VMX: fix unsyc vmcs status when cpu is going down


    arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 32 ++++++++++-
    include/linux/cpu.h | 4 +
    include/linux/cpumask.h | 5 ++
    kernel/cpu.c | 138 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
    kernel/sched/core.c | 28 +++++++---
    kernel/smp.c | 84 +++++++++++++++++------------
    6 files changed, 246 insertions(+), 45 deletions(-)


    Thanks,
    Srivatsa S. Bhat
    IBM Linux Technology Center



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