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Date:	Thu, 22 May 2014 14:13:28 +0200
From:	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
To:	"Srivatsa S. Bhat" <srivatsa.bhat@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@...ux.intel.com>,
	Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@...ux.intel.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	"ego@...ux.vnet.ibm.com" <ego@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] intel_rapl: Correct hotplug correction

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 05:24:33PM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
> That was just me trying to explain the current mess, not justifying
> it! :-/

Yes, it is a mess - thanks for explaining it.

> I think Oleg had a proposed patch to use per-cpu rwsem in CPU hotplug to
> drastically simplify this whole locking scheme. I think we could look at
> that again.

And that is my question: why can't all be made to use a single dumb lock
allowing only one task and lock everything hotplug with it?

Maybe it is an oversimplification but why do I care about hotplug
operations scaling - they're not on the fastpath anyway.

And yes, we're trying to remove CPU_POST_DEAD - I have one user in
MCE which I'm testing a removal patch for - and then we can all use
get_/put_online_cpus() like we used to do and be happy.

Having 2 + 1 aliased hotplug sync APIs is beyond insane and is simply
not needed IMHO.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

Sent from a fat crate under my desk. Formatting is fine.
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