[PATCH v4 08/10] powerpc/pseries: Initialise CPU hotplug callbacks earlier

Srikar Dronamraju srikar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Aug 14 20:51:07 AEST 2023

* Laurent Dufour <ldufour at linux.ibm.com> [2023-07-05 16:51:41]:

> From: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
> As part of the generic HOTPLUG_SMT code, there is support for disabling
> secondary SMT threads at boot time, by passing "nosmt" on the kernel
> command line.
> The way that is implemented is the secondary threads are brought partly
> online, and then taken back offline again. That is done to support x86
> CPUs needing certain initialisation done on all threads. However powerpc
> has similar needs, see commit d70a54e2d085 ("powerpc/powernv: Ignore
> smt-enabled on Power8 and later").
> For that to work the powerpc CPU hotplug callbacks need to be registered
> before secondary CPUs are brought online, otherwise __cpu_disable()
> fails due to smp_ops->cpu_disable being NULL.
> So split the basic initialisation into pseries_cpu_hotplug_init() which
> can be called early from setup_arch(). The DLPAR related initialisation
> can still be done later, because it needs to do allocations.

Looks good to me.

Reviewed-by: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>

Thanks and Regards
Srikar Dronamraju

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