Re: [PATCH] powerpc/sysfs: disable hotplug for the boot cpu

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Fri Jun 14 2013 - 18:53:53 EST

On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 19:25 +0800, Zhao Chenhui wrote:
> Some multicore SoCs firstly boot up the cpu0 after warm reset.
> In some suspend/resume cases, SoC will do a warm reset when resuming.
> In order to ensure that the suspending and resuming is running
> on a same cpu, cpu0 should be the last cpu to suspend. Here, cpu0 is
> the boot_cpuid.

Well, so:

- In any case, your patch will break pseries, so it's not acceptable.

- Why does it have to absolutely resume from the same CPU it suspended
from ? Can't you have a little bit of code on the resuming CPU that
checks if it's not online, poke an online one and goes back to sleep ?


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