Re: [regression] 3.0-rc boot failure -- bisected to cd4ea6ae3982

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Jul 20 2011 - 06:45:51 EST

On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 20:14 +1000, Anton Blanchard wrote:

> > That looks very strange indeed.. up to node 23 there is the normal
> > symmetric matrix with all the trace elements on 10 (as we would expect
> > for local access), and some 4x4 sub-matrix stacked around the trace
> > with 20, suggesting a single hop distance, and the rest on 40 being
> > out-there.
> I retested with the latest version of numactl, and get correct results.

One less thing to worry about ;-)

> I worked out why the patches don't boot, we weren't allocating any
> space for the cpumask and ran off the end of the allocation.

Gah! that's not the first time I made that particular mistake :/

> Should we also use cpumask_copy instead of open coding it? I added that
> too.

Probably, I looked for cpumask_assign() and on failing to find that used
the direct assignment.

So with that fix the patch makes the machine happy again?

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