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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] CPU hotplug: Reverse invocation of notifiers during CPU hotplug
On 07/26/2012 04:32 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
>> On 07/25/2012 10:00 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>> While I thought about having a full dependency tracking system, I'm
>>> quite convinced by now, that hotplug is a rather linear sequence which
>>> does not provide much room for paralell setup/teardown.
>> Pretty much, when considering hotplug of a single CPU.
>> (But when considering booting, Arjan had proposed (while discussing
>> about his asynchronous booting patch) that it would be good to split
>> up physical vs logical parts of the booting/hotplug, so that the
>> physical part can happen in parallel with other CPUs, while the
>> logical online can be done serially, much later. Anyway, this is
>> slightly off-topic here, since we are mainly talking about hotplug
>> of a single cpu here. I just thought of putting a word about that
>> here, since we are discussing hotplug redesign anyways..)
> Well, the nice thing about having a proper state machine is that you
> can tell the code to advance the BP only to the "kick the other cpu"
> step, which is before the first sync point, so you can leave the state
> there and continue with "bring it fully online" later.
> So that feature comes basically for free. :)

Ah! Nice :-)

Srivatsa S. Bhat

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