RE: [PATCH 0/8] Online/offline BSP on x86

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 16:38:04 EST

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 13:29 -0700, Yu, Fenghua wrote:
> > Yes, I got that part. Why do you care?
> I can think of two reasons for bsp offline/online:
> 1. RAS needs the feature. If socket0 needs to be hotplugged for any
> reason (any thread on socket0 is bad, shared cache issue, uncore
> issue, etc), CPU0 is required to be offlined.
Right, this is what I asked.

> 2. CPU0 is symmetrical to other CPU's. There is no specific reason why
> it shouldn't be offlined except BIOS requirements.

Right, so how are you going to deal with crappy BIOS stuffs? We all know
there's plenty of that around.
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