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authorMike Travis <travis@sgi.com>2008-12-17 23:21:39 (GMT)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-12-18 11:08:05 (GMT)
commit3b11ce7f542e415c90267b4482d4611410b468e6 (patch)
tree26366b9f25af830b71c78504bbadd94896a8b82a /Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt
parenta775a38b1353161a6d7af86b667d6523c12c1a37 (diff)
x86: use possible_cpus=NUM to extend the possible cpus allowed
Impact: add new boot parameter Use possible_cpus=NUM kernel parameter to extend the number of possible cpus. The ability to HOTPLUG ON cpus that are "possible" but not "present" is dealt with in a later patch. Signed-off-by: Mike Travis <travis@sgi.com>
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@@ -50,16 +50,17 @@ additional_cpus=n (*) Use this to limit hotpluggable cpus. This option sets
cpu_possible_map = cpu_present_map + additional_cpus
(*) Option valid only for following architectures
-- x86_64, ia64
+- ia64
-ia64 and x86_64 use the number of disabled local apics in ACPI tables MADT
-to determine the number of potentially hot-pluggable cpus. The implementation
-should only rely on this to count the # of cpus, but *MUST* not rely on the
-apicid values in those tables for disabled apics. In the event BIOS doesn't
-mark such hot-pluggable cpus as disabled entries, one could use this
-parameter "additional_cpus=x" to represent those cpus in the cpu_possible_map.
+ia64 uses the number of disabled local apics in ACPI tables MADT to
+determine the number of potentially hot-pluggable cpus. The implementation
+should only rely on this to count the # of cpus, but *MUST* not rely
+on the apicid values in those tables for disabled apics. In the event
+BIOS doesn't mark such hot-pluggable cpus as disabled entries, one could
+use this parameter "additional_cpus=x" to represent those cpus in the
+cpu_possible_map.
-possible_cpus=n [s390 only] use this to set hotpluggable cpus.
+possible_cpus=n [s390,x86_64] use this to set hotpluggable cpus.
This option sets possible_cpus bits in
cpu_possible_map. Thus keeping the numbers of bits set
constant even if the machine gets rebooted.

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