Re: [PATCH]broadcast IPI race condition on CPU hotplug

From: Li Shaohua
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 20:16:19 EST

On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 21:21, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 10:20:44AM +0800, Li Shaohua wrote:
> > Hi,
> > After a CPU is booted but before it's officially up (set online map, and
> > enable interrupt), the CPU possibly will receive a broadcast IPI. After
> > it's up, it will handle the stale interrupt soon and maybe cause oops if
> > it's a smp-call-function-interrupt. This is quite possible in CPU
> > hotplug case, but nearly can't occur at boot time. Below patch replaces
> > broadcast IPI with send_ipi_mask just like the cluster mode.
> No way we are making this common operation much slower just
> to fix an obscure race at boot time. PLease come up with a fix
> that only impacts the boot process.
We can't prevent a CPU to receive a broadcast interrupt. Ack the
interrupt and mark the cpu online can't be atomic operation, so the CPU
either receives unexpected interrupt or loses interrupt.


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