Re: [PATCH 08/10] ia64: Convert cpu_sibling_map to a per_cpu dataarray (v3)

From: Paul Jackson
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 05:49:23 EST


I think there is a bug either in this ia64 patch, or in the related
generic arch patch: Convert cpu_sibling_map to be a per cpu variable

It dies early in boot on me, on the SGI internal 8 processor IA64
system that you and I know as 'margin'. The death is a hard hang, due
to a corrupt stack, due to a bogus cpu index.

I haven't tracked it down all the way, but have gotten this far. If I add
the following patch, I get a panic on the BUG_ON if I have these two patches
in 2.6.23-rc8-mm1, but it boots just fine if I don't have these two patches.

It seems that the "cpu_sibling_map[cpu]" cpumask_t is empty (all zero
bits) with your two patches applied, but has some non-zero bits
otherwise, which leads to 'group' being NR_CPUS instead of a useful CPU
number. Unfortunately, I have no idea why the "cpu_sibling_map[cpu]"
cpumask_t is empty -- good luck on that part.

The patch that catches this bug earlier is this:

--- 2.6.23-rc8-mm1.orig/kernel/sched.c 2007-09-28 01:42:20.144561024 -0700
+++ 2.6.23-rc8-mm1/kernel/sched.c 2007-09-28 02:27:14.239075497 -0700
@@ -5905,6 +5905,7 @@ static int cpu_to_phys_group(int cpu, co
group = cpu;
+ BUG_ON(group == NR_CPUS);
if (sg)
*sg = &per_cpu(sched_group_phys, group);
return group;

I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
Paul Jackson <pj@xxxxxxx> 1.925.600.0401
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