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Re: Comments about SMP

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Comments about SMP
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 16:16:30 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Almudena Garcia, le dim. 10 mars 2019 16:04:29 +0100, a ecrit:
> I don't sure about you says.  Are you suggesting to boot the other cores from 
> a
> Hurd server?

I mean to possibly provide from userland to the kernel the information
for booting the other cores.

> My idea is about to implement SMP support from gnumach, searching and starting
> the cpus during the boot.

My point is that it doesn't have to be during boot, it could be after
userland started a least a bit.

> I can find the other cpus (the local apic and ioapic) from ACPI tables, but
> after this I need to send an IPI to enable them, and configure their lapic and
> ioapic.

Sure, the actual implementation needs to be in the kernel. I just mean
we can avoid the complex ACPI stuff part in the kernel by just using a
user-level implementation.


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