Re: [PATCH RFC v3 10/21] ACPI: Check _STA present bit before making CPUs not present

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On Wed, 13 Dec 2023 12:50:02 +0000
Russell King (Oracle) <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>
> When called acpi_processor_post_eject() unconditionally make a CPU
> not-present and unregisters it.
> To add support for AML events where the CPU has become disabled, but
> remains present, the _STA method should be checked before calling
> acpi_processor_remove().
> Rename acpi_processor_post_eject() acpi_processor_remove_possible(), and
> check the _STA before calling.
> Adding the function prototype for arch_unregister_cpu() allows the
> preprocessor guards to be removed.
> After this change CPUs will remain registered and visible to
> user-space as offline if buggy firmware triggers an eject-request,
> but doesn't clear the corresponding _STA bits after _EJ0 has been
> called.
> Signed-off-by: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Miguel Luis <miguel.luis@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Vishnu Pajjuri <vishnu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Jianyong Wu <jianyong.wu@xxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@xxxxxxxxxx>

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