Date: December 14, 2001
The cpu_deallocate command is useful tool for scaleability testing. This command can be used to dynamically deactivate CPU's. The cpu_deallocate command is significantly easier to use compared to the alternative of shutting the system down and disabling CPU's via the Service Processor.
The command syntax is:
cpu_deallocate <.logical CPU number>.
where "CPU number" is an integer ranging between 0 and "n-1" where "n" is the number of CPU's. (Comment: the logical CPU number is not necessarily the same number associated with proc## in "lsdev -Cc processor" output. The proc## are often not in sequence.)
To verify a processor has been disabled, run
lsattr -El proc##
Although the deactivation is immediate. To reactivate the CPU's, the system must be rebooted.
Prereqs: AIX: bos.mp.188.8.131.52 Enable cpuguard: chdev -l sys0 - a cpuguard=enable
See AIX Tip
Enabling CPU Deallocation for more