[PATCH 2/3] x86: add safe_smp_processor_id for x86_64
vgoyal at in.ibm.com
Wed Oct 24 05:01:28 EDT 2007
On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 12:01:41PM +0530, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 06:23:02PM -0700, Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:
> > From: Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto at ct.jp.nec.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto at ct.jp.nec.com>
> > ---
> > include/asm-x86/smp_64.h | 2 ++
> > 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > diff --git a/include/asm-x86/smp_64.h b/include/asm-x86/smp_64.h
> > index 6f0e027..ab612b0 100644
> > --- a/include/asm-x86/smp_64.h
> > +++ b/include/asm-x86/smp_64.h
> > @@ -76,6 +76,8 @@ extern unsigned __cpuinitdata disabled_cpus;
> > #endif /* CONFIG_SMP */
> > +#define safe_smp_processor_id() smp_processor_id()
> > +
> Can you please implement a patch for safe_smp_processor_id() instead of
> using smp_processor_id(). safe_smp_processor_id() was introduced to make
> sure that we are not dependent on the stack of threads after kernel has
> crashed instead read the apic id and convert it to cpu id with other
> data structures. This helped in stack overflow case.
> Hardcoding it to smp_processor_id() will give the false impression.
Just now Aneesh pointed that x86_64 using pda for retrieving processor id
and not kernel stack.
I think it is fine then.
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