Re: [PATCH] x86: skip delays during SMP initialization similar to Xen

From: "Jan H. SchÃnherr"
Date: Thu May 14 2015 - 10:26:31 EST

On 05/14/2015 09:18 AM, Len Brown wrote:
On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 2:36 AM, Len Brown <lenb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

[ 2.737884] x86: Booted up 4 nodes, 120 CPUs

For the record, the same (bare metal) box running latest tip boots
10ms/processor quicker

[ 1.553658] x86: Booted up 4 nodes, 120 CPUs

BTW. this time can be reduced by 7% (113 ms) by deleting announce_cpu():

[ 1.445815] x86: Booted up 4 nodes, 120 CPUs

I see that the x2apic optimization has been reverted from TIP.

Gone as fast as it came. I learned that having an x2apic is different
from using code written for it. (And I'll try not to repeat something
like that.)

So just for grins, I booted the same box with all the udelays in
smpboot.c removed,
and it speed up boot by only 12ms (0.8%) total:

[ 1.432946] x86: Booted up 4 nodes, 120 CPUs

Is that on top of deleting announce_cpu() or instead? Because I would
have expected more than 12ms improvement just by summing up the

Ingo, do you want an updated version of the original patch, which
takes care not get stuck, when the INIT deassertion is skipped,
or do you prefer to address delays "one by one" as you wrote elsewhere?

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