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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/03 V2] arm: host SMP support

On Wed, 2013-04-17 at 14:20 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> On 17/04/13 13:52, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > Most of v1 one went in already. This rebases Rebases the remainder of v1
> > and addressed the comments by dropping the use of the GROUP1 bit.
> >
> > I think SMP is a substantial feature of Xen on ARM for 4.3 and it is
> > therefore worthy of a freeze exception. It touches only ARM specific
> > code.
> Yeah, I think ARM without SMP is almost a bug. :-)  So for this series:
> Acked-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > I would like to apply Julien's "implement smp_call_function" series[0]
> > on top of it which fixes reboot/shutdown but which makes the x86
> > smp_call_function generic and so necessarily touches x86 and generic
> > code. If that is considered too risky (I personally think it should be
> > OK, it's a pretty obvious move) then we could duplicate that code for
> > ARM.
> >
> > [0] v2 at <1366119508-9227-3-git-send-email-julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Let me take a look.  The most important question is, if there's a bug, 
> will we find it before the release?  Since smp_call_function() is called 
> by basically everyone all the time, I think we can be pretty confident 
> that we'll find any bugs in x86 code.  Would you agree?

It's not called much on ARM but I believe it is on x86 so Yes.

It is also a pretty simple move with the only change being to refactor
the one arch specific line in to a per arch function.


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