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SubjectRE: [PATCH] smp: Do not warn if smp_call_function_single() is doing a self call.
> From: Thomas Gleixner <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:13 PM
> > ...
> > True. And before we start digging deeper into this, let's step back: why
> > do we need to do clockevents_unbind_device() on hybernation? Can we just
> > disable the device and re-enable it back on resume?

We do clockevents_unbind_device as part of hv_synic_cleanup(), which is
called as a CPU hotplug callback: see vmbus_bus_init():
ret = cpuhp_setup_state(CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN, "hyperv/vmbus:online",
hv_synic_init, hv_synic_cleanup);

Yes, it looks the right thing is to implement the suspend/resume callbacks of
the clock_event_device. Thank you for the suggestion! I'll look into this.

> Yes. That's the right thing to do. Simple solution is to implement the
> suspend/resume callbacks on the clock events device and be done with it.


> > Actually, all usages of clockevents_unbind_device() in kernel are
> > limited to Hyper-V and with Michael's patches moving this out of VMBus
> > driver I think it can go away completely.

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll rebase to Michael's patches.

> Correct. There was a driver which required that, but that's gone by now and
> of course nobody noticed that it was the last user. The reason why this
> exists was to allow switching out an active clocksource similar to the
> sysfs unbind file but without user space interaction.
> tglx

Thanks for the background sharing!

- Dexuan

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