dcdbas driver question

Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com
Fri Jan 22 04:41:44 CST 2016

Got confirmation from few more folks that I was reaching out to.
ill be getting hold of some older Dell laptops this Monday(hopefully they are very old),
if my testing goes well ill go ahead and accept the patch. Hope this doesn't comes back to bite me later.


On Tuesday 19 January 2016 05:07 PM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 January 2016 14:56:35 Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There seems to be no specific requirement on CPU# from which SMI needs to be invoked.
>> I am yet to get acknowledgment from few more folks.
> Hi!
> I still think that comment "SMI requires CPU 0" added in linux commit
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=90563ec4129f14d19f018240d1d3ff5c0e5e6392
> by Douglas_Warzecha at dell.com is there for some reason... Are not you
> able to contact Doug Warzecha if he know reason?
>> Hope we don't break some unwritten Linux rule/best practice on _NOT_ sticking with CPU0 for issuing SMIs !!!!
> Maybe there could be some very old/legacy dell system or laptop which
> needs it? General Linux kernel rule is not to break existing systems.

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