11:14 AM - ROFL... linux bug in 2.6.15 and lower
Author: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Mar 16 23:04:06 2006 -0800
[PATCH] x86: check for online cpus before bringing them up
Bryce reported a bug wherein offlining CPU0 (on x86 box) and then
subsequently onlining it resulted in a lockup.
On x86, CPU0 is never offlined. The subsequent attempt to online CPU0
doesn't take that into account. It actually tries to bootup the already
booted CPU. Following patch fixes the problem (as acknowledged by Bryce).
Please consider for inclusion in 2.6.16.
Check if cpu is already online.
Signed-off-by: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>