[PPC64] Tweaks to ppc64 cpu sysfs information

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Mon Nov 29 11:50:33 EST 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 08:58:11AM +1100, Paul 'Rusty' Russell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 14:59 +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> > Andrew, please apply:
> > 
> > Currently the ppc64 sysfs code registers an entry for each possible
> > cpu in sysfs, rather than just online cpus.  That makes sense, since
> > the sysfs entries are needed to control onlining of the cpus.
> > However, this is done even if CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is not set, or if it
> > is not a hotplug capable (DLPAR) machine, which is a bit misleading.
> > Secondly it also registers all the other sysfs entries (mostly
> > performance monitoring controls) on all possible cpus, although they
> > are quite meaningless on non-online cpus.
> Surely if !CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU, then online == possible?  If not, it
> should be.  That would solve part of the problem.

No, it's not.  Yes, it probably should be.  I thought about, but
wasn't sure what other consequences that might have.  I figured my
patch would definitely fix some things, and there's actually less
overlap with setting online==possible than you might think, partly
because my patch will do the right thing if we ever have systems with
some CPUs on/offlineable and others not.

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