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Date:   Tue, 24 Oct 2023 10:14:51 +0000
From:   "Huang, Kai" <kai.huang@...el.com>
To:     "kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>,
        "tglx@...utronix.de" <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "mingo@...hat.com" <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>, "bp@...en8.de" <bp@...en8.de>,
        "dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com" <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>
CC:     "Edgecombe, Rick P" <rick.p.edgecombe@...el.com>,
        "Reshetova, Elena" <elena.reshetova@...el.com>,
        "Nakajima, Jun" <jun.nakajima@...el.com>,
        "rafael@...nel.org" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        "peterz@...radead.org" <peterz@...radead.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@...ux.intel.com" 
        <sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@...ux.intel.com>,
        "Hunter, Adrian" <adrian.hunter@...el.com>,
        "thomas.lendacky@....com" <thomas.lendacky@....com>,
        "ashish.kalra@....com" <ashish.kalra@....com>,
        "kexec@...ts.infradead.org" <kexec@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "Christopherson,, Sean" <seanjc@...gle.com>,
        "bhe@...hat.com" <bhe@...hat.com>,
        "linux-coco@...ts.linux.dev" <linux-coco@...ts.linux.dev>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2 11/13] x86/acpi: Do not attempt to bring up secondary
 CPUs in kexec case

On Fri, 2023-10-20 at 18:12 +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> ACPI MADT doesn't allow to offline CPU after it got woke up. It limits
> kexec: the second kernel won't be able to use more than one CPU.
> 
> Now acpi_mp_wake_mailbox_paddr already has the mailbox address.
> The acpi_wakeup_cpu() will use it to bring up secondary cpus.
> 
> Zero out mailbox address in the ACPI MADT wakeup structure to indicate
> that the mailbox is not usable.  This prevents the kexec()-ed kernel
> from reading a vaild mailbox, which in turn makes the kexec()-ed kernel
> only be able to use the boot CPU.
> 
> This is Linux-specific protocol and not reflected in ACPI spec.
> 
> Booting the second kernel with signle CPU is enough to cover the most
> common case for kexec -- kdump.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>

Reviewed-by: Kai Huang <kai.huang@...el.com>

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