[Linux-ia64] Re: CPU hotplug boot change for IA64

From: Rusty Russell <rusty_at_rustcorp.com.au>
Date: 2002-08-03 13:29:02
In message <20020802134915.ED77.K-SUGANUMA@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp> you write:
> Bit for CPU#0 on cpu_online_map was set at smp_boot_cpus() before.
> But on the 2.5.29, place of calling smp_boot_cpus() is changed to
> later timing and this seems to make a chance that smp_call_function()
> is called before setting cpu_online_map, (I guess.)
> In that case, smp_call_function won't return because num_online_cpus()
> returns 0 and the system will hang.
> 
> I have an experience of this problem only on a large system
> like Tiger, but it may occur on another system.
> 
> Rusty, I guess this modification should be needed for i386, too.

You should *not* be calling smp_call_function before smp_prepare_cpus.

I know kgdb can do this, but it's a special case.

Rusty.
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Received on Fri Aug 02 20:45:24 2002

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