cvs commit: src/sys/i386/i386 vm_machdep.c
nate at root.org
Tue Dec 14 14:55:12 PST 2004
John Baldwin wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 December 2004 03:11 pm, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>John Baldwin wrote:
>>>On Tuesday 30 November 2004 01:18 am, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>>>njl 2004-11-30 06:18:46 UTC
>>>> FreeBSD src repository
>>>> Modified files:
>>>> sys/i386/i386 vm_machdep.c
>>>> MFamd64: Remove the cpu_reset_proxy cruft now that we run boot() on
>>>> cpu 0. Also, restructure cpu_reset to be cleaner (no functional
>>>FYI, this breaks the 'reset' command from ddb if you panic on a cpu other
>>>than the BSP. boot() isn't the only function that calls cpu_reset(), so
>>>perhaps this should be reverted (same for amd64)
>>No, I think we should move forward instead of backward. Entering the
>>debugger should happen on the BSP and possibly other cpus need to be
>>stopped by panic().
> Erm, well, that's not always easy since sometimes when you panic you can't
> talk to the other CPUs for whatever reason. Putting back the proxy reset
> doesn't hurt for now but does restore functionality in at least some cases.
> I'd rather have that then certain hard panics not get into ddb because we
> couldn't get onto the BSP to run ddb.
Perhaps you could give me some pointers on what is counted on to be
working when panic() is called? I can't come up with a situation where
the proxy code couldn't be used upon entry to ddb. If there were any
cases like this, the proxy code wouldn't work for cpu_reset() either.
Also, in such a case, it's hard to see how ddb could be usable since it
tries to stop other processors, which requires similar code to the proxy.
Or in other words, if you have enough capability to call panic() or
break to ddb, then you have enough resources to do an IPI and get onto
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