Re: [BUGFIX][PATCH] Freezer, CPU hotplug, x86 Microcode: Fix taskfreezing failures

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 04:36:17 EST

On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 02:50:46AM -0400, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
> On 10/06/2011 04:13 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Wednesday, October 05, 2011, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
> >> On 10/06/2011 01:56 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >>>
> >>> OK, can you please repost the patch with Borislav's Acked-by and Tested-by
> >>> and add some more Intel people to the CC list?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Sure, I'll do that. Thank you.
> >> But are we not going to consider a cleaner/correct solution such as the
> >> one proposed here:
> >>
> >>
> >> Well, honestly I don't mean to be stubborn, but somehow, knowing that
> >> there are issues with my patch doesn't make me feel very comfortable
> >> going with it, especially when there is another approach, which I
> >> believe can fix the issue properly, without undesirable side-effects.
> >>
> >> I agree that the issues are mostly some corner cases, so if you want a
> >> quick fix for now, I guess we can go with this patch and then later on
> >> follow-up with a proper solution to this whole problem.
> >
> > It ultimately is your call. If you feel more comfortable with the
> > alternative, just post that one instead.
> >
> Cool! I am working on implementing that other solution. I'll post it as soon
> as I am done writing and testing that patch.

Please test your other patch which removes the CPU_DEAD line from the
microcode CPU hotplug callback on an Intel box with microcode too and
submit it. This fix makes sense irrespective of a suspend/resume fix
because reloading the ucode when onlining the CPU is clearly unneeded.



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