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SubjectRe: CPU Hotplugging disabled, still cpuhp/%d threads running in my 32-bit system
Thank you very much Thomas, really.
Enrico


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On Wed, 11 Jan 2017, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:16:10
> From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> To: Enrico Mioso <mrkiko.rs@gmail.com>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
> Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>,
> Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>,
> Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
> Anna-Maria Gleixner <anna-maria@linutronix.de>,
> Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
> Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
> Subject: Re: CPU Hotplugging disabled,
> still cpuhp/%d threads running in my 32-bit system
>
> On Tue, 10 Jan 2017, Enrico Mioso wrote:
>
>> Hello guys.
>> I disabled CPU hotplugging in my .config: still I can see what follows in the
>> process list.
>>
>> 11 ? S 0:00 [cpuhp/0]
>> 12 ? S 0:00 [cpuhp/1]
>>
>> And from what I can see in kernel/cpu.c:574, this is related to CPU
>> hotplugging.
>> Is this normal? And, out of curiosity, why?
>
> Yes. We need the threads for bringing up the CPUs and for modules and other
> functionality to set up per cpu related things. The thread makes sure that
> the code runs on the CPUs and handles the functionality related to
> install/remove of hotplug callbacks.
>
> Thanks,
>
> tglx
>

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