what does smp_cross_call does?

Mulyadi Santosa mulyadi.santosa at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 01:04:40 EDT 2012


On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Jacky lin <h.t.jacky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I check the code, and find the LR is point to smp_cross_call()
> void arch_send_call_function_single_ipi(int cpu)
> {
>     smp_cross_call(cpumask_of(cpu), IPI_CALL_FUNC_SINGLE);
> }

from what I know, IPI (Inter Processor Call) is usually used to do
things like cache snooping. It's like inter processor cache


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