Cpu-Hotplug and KBC

Opening Mood: Sleepy. Night out did me in.
Opening Song: Flight of Fantasy – Yanni.

Just couldn’t help laughing at the thought of this one (at the risk of being accused of thinking about nothing else other than … you’ll know what!)

Some years ago, when cpu-hotplug was first introduced, the way to postpone a cpu-hotplug operation while operating in some critical section was by using the API lock_cpu_hotplug().

Some years ago, when Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) was first launched with Mr. Amitabh Bacchan as the host, the famous catchline was “lock kiya jaaye” ( Let’s lock it)

A few months ago, after being fed up with the ruckus created by the global cpu-hotplug lock, Andrew Morton suggested that we kill lock_cpu_hotplug() and use freeze_processes() instead. That’s what I have been working on for the past few months.

A few months ago, when KBC version 3 was launched with Shah Rukh Khan as the host, the catchline became – “Mr Computer, Freeze kiya jaaye” (Lets freeze it)

Am I the only one finding this correlation funny?!

Closing Song: Swept away – Yanni.
Closing Mood: The sun is up. Time for me to go down!


About gautshen

A jack of many trades of which , Linux Kernel Programming puts food on the table. Also pursuing his PhD in the area Theoretical Computer Science at the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Is an avid reader interested in the Hindu traditions and philosophy. Loves Bicycling and Good Music. Name is Ranjal Gautham Shenoy.
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2 Responses to Cpu-Hotplug and KBC

  1. theG says:


    toh phir freeze kiya jaaye?

  2. Kripal says:

    Maybe they also are linux lovers? đŸ™‚ or one of the script / question writers is

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