maxcpus kernel parameter is not working as expected as RHEL 7 system still has all CPUs enabled after boot is complete

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Issue

  • The maxcpus kernel boot parameter is not working as expected because all CPUs are active once system is booted.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
    • systemd-208-20.el7 (or later)

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