Re: [PATCH] User Level Interrupts

From: Michael Raymond <>
Date: 2005-03-25 01:50:50
    I did the test you suggested.  The turning-on and turning-off appeared
to work but our SN Hub ASIC still sent interrupts to the specific CPU.
    I looked at my code again and from your description of Hotplug I do not
see any conflicts.

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

Michael A. Raymond              Office: (651) 683-3434
Core OS Group                   Real-Time System Software
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