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    Default A Common System Device Hot-Plug Framework For Linux

    Phoronix: A Common System Device Hot-Plug Framework For Linux

    An experimental system device hot-plug framework for the Linux kernel is still being developed. This framework is meant to be commomon for system device hot-plugging for system devices like CPU and RAM while being platform-neutral...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NjY

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    So I can take my CPU out while the computer is running? Sounds like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    So I can take my CPU out while the computer is running? Sounds like fun
    I think as long as you have as least one plugged in (dual or quad socket machine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorBlux View Post
    I think as long as you have as least one plugged in (dual or quad socket machine)
    ROFL......

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    Would like it to be able to do USB, PCI and other things of course.
    One framework to hotplug them all.

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    And in the kernel bind them.

    ...sorry I'll stop now

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    How do hotpluggable CPUs even look like? And why would you need to hotplug them in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    How do hotpluggable CPUs even look like? And why would you need to hotplug them in the first place?
    I think they are common CPU's, but that the mobo supports it through ACPI as mentioned in the thread. You want to replace them if they are broken right? Especially if you don't want to bear any downtime at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    How do hotpluggable CPUs even look like? And why would you need to hotplug them in the first place?
    Usually there are 1 or more CPUs fitted on a special PCB board, and it's that board that you plug in or out when you need to replace them or when you need more/less CPU power for a server. The latter might also be useful for virtual machines BTW.

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