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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5] ARM: smp: Only expose /sys/.../cpuX/online if hotpluggable
On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 03:33:11PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Writes to /sys/.../cpuX/online fail if we determine the platform
> doesn't support hotplug for that CPU. Furthermore, if the cpu_die
> op isn't specified the system hangs when we try to offline a CPU
> and it comes right back online unexpectedly. Let's figure this
> stuff out before we make the sysfs nodes so that the online file
> doesn't even exist if it isn't (at least sometimes) possible to
> hotplug the CPU.
> Add a new 'cpu_can_disable' op and repoint all 'cpu_disable'
> implementations at it because all implementers use the op to
> indicate if a CPU can be hotplugged or not in a static fashion.
> With PSCI we may need to add a 'cpu_disable' op so that the
> secure OS can be migrated off the CPU we're trying to hotplug.
> In this case, the 'cpu_can_disable' op will indicate that all
> CPUs are hotpluggable by returning true, but the 'cpu_disable' op
> will make a PSCI migration call and occasionally fail, denying
> the hotplug of a CPU. This shouldn't be any worse than x86 where
> we may indicate that all CPUs are hotpluggable but occasionally
> we can't offline a CPU due to check_irq_vectors_for_cpu_disable()
> failing to find a CPU to move vectors to.
> Cc: Mark Rutland <>
> Cc: Nicolas Pitre <>
> Cc: Dave Martin <>
> Acked-by: Simon Horman <> [shmobile portion]
> Tested-by: Simon Horman <>
> Cc: Magnus Damm <>
> Cc: <>
> Cc: Tyler Baker <>
> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <>

Let's see some more acks for this...

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