I am running Slack 12.0 - generic smp kernel - with acpi on a laptop with one cpu, cpu0. (Pentium M)...
In /proc/acpi/processor I show CPU1 with a processor id of 0.
In /sys/devices/system/cpu/ shows cpu0.
Acpi docs show "ACPI might enumerate the CPUs differently - this is the ID the ACPI system uses to identify the CPU"
My question is, why does acpi not show the processor as CPU0 in /proc?
Might this have something to do with the acpi muddle? Say, a third-party program which expects /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0? Or is /sys the primary source for acpi status? Is /proc/acpi deprecated?
Finally, if all I want to do is recompile my distribution kernel (188.8.131.52-generic-smp) with one tiny little change (CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU) must I go through the 'make modules' 'make modules_install' steps or can I just copy bzImage over my existing kernel? And run lilo, per habit.
Thanks, this is my first posting here here...
Done my homework, read the docs
OK. Got it. Both problems are trivial.
I think /proc is what's happening, and is deprecated while /sys is a lotta stuff, mostly pnp hardware states, registers and variables. No conflict. Both exist only in memory and are not disk files.
As for recompilation, I just took the .config from current working kernel, modified it (enabled HOTPLUG_CPU but added no modules, did 'make bzImage' (instead of make (default 'all')), renamed and copied to /boot, inserted System.map, ran lilo and rebooted.
And now I can echo mem >/sys/power/state and get the suspend to ram function.
Which goes to show that just formulating the question in a post is often the road to answering the question.
Thanks for the forum.
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