Re: [PATCH] User Level Interrupts

From: Michael Raymond <>
Date: 2005-03-24 10:59:36
    Once the ULI code has taken over a CPU, it should not be rescheduable
until the ULI completes.  The goal is a very fast jump in and out of user
space.  Primitives are provided for the waking of another thread / process
if the applications needs to do a lot of work.
    If I've left open the possibility of a reschedule, then it was a design
error.  As I think about it though everything should still work fine, but
it's purely by accident. :)
    If you have test code for hotplug I'd be happy to test it for you.

On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 02:57:39PM -0800, Ashok Raj wrote:
> Hi Michael
> have you thought about how this infrastructure would play well with 
> existing CPU hotplug code for ia64?
> Once you return to user mode via the iret, is it possible that user mode
> thread could get switched due to a pending cpu quiese attempt to remove
> a cpu? (Current cpu removal code would bring the entire system to knees
> by scheduling a high priority thread and looping with intr disabled, until the
> target cpu is removed)
> the cpu removal code would also attempt to migrate user process to another cpu,
> retarget interrupts to another existing cpu etc. I havent tested the hotplug
> code on sgi boxes so far. (only tested on some hp boxes by Alex Williamson
> and on tiger4 boxes so far)
> Cheers,
> ashok

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Core OS Group                   Real-Time System Software
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