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<strong>Function</strong> - Start a processor.

<strong>kern_return_t	processor_start</strong>
		<strong>(processor_t</strong>	<var>processor</var><strong>);</strong>
<dt> <var>processor</var> 
[in processor send right]
The processor to be controlled.
The <strong>processor_start</strong> function allows privileged software
to start a processor in 
a multi-processor that so allows it.  A newly started processor
is assigned to the 
default processor set.  The interpretation of this operation
is machine dependent.
This operation is machine dependent.  It may do nothing.
The ability to restart an exited processor is machine dependent.
<dt> <strong>KERN_FAILURE</strong>
The operation was not performed.  A likely reason is that it
is not supported on this processor.
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<a href="processor_info.html">processor_info</a>,
<a href="host_processors.html">host_processors</a>.