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Date:	Fri, 9 Nov 2007 12:16:34 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:	"Akinobu Mita" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: fix cpu-hotplug regression

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007 23:15:38 +0900
"Akinobu Mita" <> wrote:

> > [PATCH] x86: fix cpu hotplug regression (don't call mce_create_device on CPU_UP_PREPARE)
> >
> > Fix regression introduced with d435d862baca3e25e5eec236762a43251b1e7ffc
> > ("cpu hotplug: mce: fix cpu hotplug error handling").
> >
> > For CPUs not brought up during boot (using maxcpus and additional_cpus
> > parameters) we don't know whether mce is supported or not at "CPU_UP_PREPARE"-time.
> > Thus mce_cpu_callback should be called after the CPU is online.
> Thank you for finding and fixing the problem.
> I added two fixes to your patch:
> - Avoid mce_remove_device() for the CPU that is not correctly initialized
>   by mce_create_device() failure.
> - make CPU_ONLINE callback always return NOTIFY_OK.
>   Because CPU_ONLINE callback return value is always ignored.
> > Signed-off-by: Andreas Herrmann <>
> [ make CPU_ONLINE callback always return NOTIFY_OK]
> [ avoid mce_remove_device() for not initialized device]
> Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <>

Andreas, could you please review and preferably runtime-test this new

Assuming that all goes well could one of you please prepare a final patch
with a complete changelog?

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