Re: Multiple Processors on OS_MCA

From: Russ Anderson <>
Date: 2004-08-07 07:19:08
Tony Luck wrote:
> >> That wasn't intended to be a final solution ... just a temporary fix
> >> to make sure that two processors couldn't enter the kernel at the
> >> same time (which would lead to chaos in the current implementation
> >> because we only have one block of memory declared to save registers,
> >> use a stack etc.).
> >
> >Is there a plan for the next step towards the final solution?
> >
> >For example, would it make sense to have per CPU register & stack
> >save areas (etc) to handle multiple OS_MCAs concurrently?
> Zoltan posted a patch to do this ... but it looked like a huge
> re-write in one big patch, and I didn't have time to look at it
> then (and still don't now).  But if you wanted to dig it up, update
> it and break it into bite-sized pieces ...

I assume you mean Zoltan Menyhart's email "Yet another INIT handler" on 2004-01-15.

It has the added benefit of per cpu INITs, too.

I'll take a closer look at it.

Russ Anderson, OS RAS/Partitioning Project Lead  
SGI - Silicon Graphics Inc
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