RE: [PATCH v2:3/3]Export cpu topology by sysfs

From: Zhang, Yanmin <>
Date: 2005-12-26 18:38:16
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Greg KH []
>>Sent: 20051224 3:16
>>To: Zhang, Yanmin
>>Cc: Yanmin Zhang;;;; Siddha, Suresh B; Shah, Rajesh;
>>Pallipadi, Venkatesh
>>Subject: Re: [PATCH v2:3/3]Export cpu topology by sysfs
>>On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 12:03:27PM +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
>>> >>Can't you just use an attribute group and attach it to the cpu kobject?
>>> >>That would save an array of kobjects I think.
>>> As you know, current i386/x86_64 arch also export cache info under
>>> /sys/device/system/cpu/cpuX/cache. Is it clearer to export topology
>>> under a new directory than under cpu directly?
>>No, the place in the sysfs tree you are putting this is just fine.  I'm
>>just saying that you do not need to create a new kobject for these
>>attributes.  Just use an attribute group, and you will get the same
>>naming, without the need for an extra kobject (and the whole array of
>>kobjects) at all.
>>Does that make more sense?
Yes, indeed. Now, I used your idea and the patch became simpler. Thanks.

>>> >>> +static int __cpuinit topology_cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
>>> >>> +		unsigned long action, void *hcpu)
>>> >>> +{
>>> >>> +	unsigned int cpu = (unsigned long)hcpu;
>>> >>> +	struct sys_device *sys_dev;
>>> >>> +
>>> >>> +	sys_dev = get_cpu_sysdev(cpu);
>>> >>> +	switch (action) {
>>> >>> +		case CPU_ONLINE:
>>> >>> +			topology_add_dev(sys_dev);
>>> >>> +			break;
>>> >>> +#ifdef	CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
>>> >>> +		case CPU_DEAD:
>>> >>> +			topology_remove_dev(sys_dev);
>>> >>> +			break;
>>> >>> +#endif
>>> >>
>>> >>Why ifdef?  Isn't it safe to just always have this in?
>>> If no ifdef here, gcc reported a compiling warning when I compiled it
>>> on IA64 with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=n.
>>Then you should probably go change it so that CPU_DEAD is defined on
>>non-smp builds, otherwise the code gets quite messy like the above :)

Sorry. My previous explanation is confusing. It's a link warning on ia64. On ia64, the kernel vmlinux doesn't include section .exit.text, so ld will report a link warning when a function is in section .exit.text and another function (not in .exit.text) calls the first one. When CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=n, function topology_remove_dev is in section .exit.text, but its caller topology_remove_dev is not in .exit.text.

i386 and x86_64 kernel vmlinux does include .exit.text and discard it only when running, so there is no such warning on i386/x86_64.

There is no other better approach to get rid of the warning unless we change arch/ia64/kernel/ to keep all .exit.text in kernel image.

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