small scheduler hack/patch

John Baldwin jhb at
Thu Jul 10 14:35:50 PDT 2003

On 10-Jul-2003 Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Julian Elischer wrote:
>> I have a small "proof of concept" scheduler hack at:
>> ...
>> It's only implemented for SMP/i386 as the code to halt the cpu is only
>> present (from my quick view) in x86 and it doesn't make sense in UP..
> ipi_selected() is essentially MI although it is declared in
> <machine/smp.h> and takes MD arg types, since it is used in subr_smp.c
> and subr_smp.c is MI by definition.  Its second arg is u_int64_t on
> alphas, int on ia64's, and u_int on other arches.  This isn't a problem
> since the arg is always a #define'd value like IPI_AST and these values
> have MD definitions.  Its first arg has type u_int64_t on ia64's and
> u_int on other arches.  This is bogus for ia64's since subr_smp.c uses
> u_int for all bitmaps of CPUs, so systems with more than 32 CPUs cannot
> actually work.

I'm actually not a big fan of the CPU bitmap thing, but perhaps an MD
cpu_bitmap typedef should be defined?


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