Re: Unify common parts of i8259.c

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 16:48:24 EST

* Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Merge common parts of i8259_{32,64} into i8259.c.

hm, did you intend this to be a 'mechanic' (i.e. no functionality
changes expected) unification?

i stuck it into -tip for testing and it caused a boot failure after a
couple of bootups, with this config:

the hang is during early bootup, after SLUB init:

SLUB: Genslabs=12, HWalign=64, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[ hard hang ]

full bootlog below. Reverting your patch fixes the bootup. The next line
would be:

Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 4023.05 BogoMIPS (lpj=8046112)

so somewhere between that and the SLUB init is it hanging.

If this change is intentionally not mechanic then please split this into
the mechanic and non-mechanic portions, to make it all bisectable. If
it's supposed to be mechanic then there's a bug in it - in that case a
more gradual conversion is useful too.

We'd prefer to have 10 or 20 small commits instead one large commit -
because in -tip we can bisect any problems to the exact change that
caused it - while now we are left to guess about a rather large change:

6 files changed, 347 insertions(+), 609 deletions(-)

in fact such a big change might warrant 30 or 50 small changes as well -
the smaller the changes, the better. Such a 1000-lines change we cannot
reasonably bisect.


Linux version 2.6.26-rc3-sched-devel.git (mingo@dione) (gcc version 4.2.2) #483 Tue May 20 22:16:05 CEST 2008
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000003fff0000 - 000000003fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000003fff3000 - 0000000040000000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
debug: ignoring loglevel setting.
127MB HIGHMEM available.
896MB LOWMEM available.
early res: 0 [0-fff] BIOS data page
early res: 1 [100000-487a8b] TEXT DATA BSS
early res: 2 [487a8c-48afff] INIT_PG_TABLE
early res: 3 [9f800-fffff] BIOS reserved
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 262128) 0 entries of 256 used
Zone PFN ranges:
DMA 0 -> 4096
Normal 4096 -> 229376
HighMem 229376 -> 262128
Movable zone start PFN for each node
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
0: 0 -> 262128
On node 0 totalpages: 262128
DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
Normal zone: 1760 pages used for memmap
Normal zone: 223520 pages, LIFO batch:31
HighMem zone: 255 pages used for memmap
HighMem zone: 32497 pages, LIFO batch:7
Movable zone: 0 pages used for memmap
DMI 2.3 present.
Allocating PCI resources starting at 50000000 (gap: 40000000:a0000000)
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 260081
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda1 console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty debug initcall_debug enforcing=0 apic=verbose ignore_loglevel sysrq_always_enabled selinux=0 nmi_watchdog=0
debug: sysrq always enabled.
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
Detected 2010.291 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
console [tty0] enabled
console [ttyS0] enabled
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 1035232k/1048512k available (1788k kernel code, 12628k reserved, 562k data, 140k init, 131008k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
fixmap : 0xfffee000 - 0xfffff000 ( 68 kB)
pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
vmalloc : 0xf8800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 111 MB)
lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf8000000 ( 896 MB)
.init : 0xc034e000 - 0xc0371000 ( 140 kB)
.data : 0xc02bf20c - 0xc034bcf0 ( 562 kB)
.text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02bf20c (1788 kB)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...Ok.
CPA: page pool initialized 1 of 1 pages preallocated
SLUB: Genslabs=12, HWalign=64, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[ hard hang ]

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