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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] xen/x86: Convert to hotplug state machine

On 08/31/2016 12:15 PM, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 2016-08-26 15:37:38 [-0400], Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> If you do find the time, you might manage to rework the code to avoid
>>> using the _nocalls() function. If see this right, you use
>>> xen_setup_vcpu_info_placement() for the init in the first place. This
>>> uses for_each_possible_cpu macro. The cpuhp_setup_state() function would
>>> perform the init for all CPUs before they come up.
>> I am not sure I see what this would buy us.
>> Besides, cpuhp_setup_state() uses for_each_present_cpu().
> Correct. So you would avoid running the init code on CPUs which are
> within the for_each_possible_cpu() set but not in for_each_present_cpu().
> Assuming a NUMA box with two CPUs, 8 cores each gives you 32 CPUs in
> Linux with hyper threading. BIOS may report 240 CPUs as the upper limit
> (possible CPUs) but if you never deploy them you don't need to
> initialize them… Should they be plugged physically then the
> for_each_present_cpu() loop will cover them once they come up.

That's not going to help Xen guests: all possible CPUs are brought up
right away and then those that are not in use are unplugged.


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