Re: [PATCH 0/5] [x86]: Improve secondary CPU bring-up processrobustness

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed May 09 2012 - 07:17:15 EST

On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 12:24 +0200, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> Target audience for this patches is mostly virt. environments, where
> physical CPUs are shared beetween many guests and on overcommited
> host it can uncover different race conditions during secondary CPU
> bring-up.

The good news is that you're working on this, the bad news is that all
this code is slated for the scrap heap :-)

Thomas is currently in the process of doing a massive overhaul of the
hotplug code, included in that would be the stuff you're touching.

Every architecture does this hand-shake differently and probably buggy,
all that needs to move into generic code. The only bits needed in the
arch code are the cpu wakeup and initial trampoline, the rest should be

I'm not quite sure how far along he is, but it would be awesome if you
could help him out somehow.
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