Re: linux-next: Tree for Nov 14

From: Jiang Liu
Date: Sun Nov 16 2014 - 03:24:38 EST

On 2014/11/16 14:56, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 11/15/2014 08:20 PM, Jiang Liu wrote:
>> On 2014/11/16 11:22, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>> On 11/15/2014 06:33 PM, Jiang Liu wrote:
>>>> Hi Guenter,
>>>> Could you please help to provide the config file and
>>>> error messages?
>>> Config file:
>> Hi Guenter,
>> Thanks for help. According to the above configuration file:
>> CONFIG_PCI_MSI is enabled, but CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC and
>> CONFIG_X86_IO_APIC are both disabled. But the Kconfig for X86_LOCAL_APIC
>> is defined as:
>> config X86_LOCAL_APIC
>> def_bool y
>> depends on X86_64 || SMP || X86_32_NON_STANDARD || X86_UP_APIC
>> || PCI_MSI
>> That means CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC should be enabled if CONFIG_PCI_MSI is
>> enabled. So how did you generate the qemu_x86_pc_nosmp_defconfig? Are
>> you using an old configuration file?
> I took the configuration file I had for the SMP case (located in the same
> directory in the git repository), disabled SMP, and ran "make
> savedefconfig".
> "old" is relative in this context; I don't usually create new configuration
> files for each new kernel release, so, yes, you could say that the file
> I used is "old".
> CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC is enabled. Keep in mind this is a configuration file
> created with "make savedefconfig", so default settings are not included.
> Correct, CONFIG_X86_IO_APIC is not enabled, but that is not really
> surprising
> since its dependencies are not met as far as I can see.
> Overall, I am not sure I understand what you are trying to say. X86_IO_APIC
> depends on X86_64 (not set) or SMP (not set) or X86_32_NON_STANDARD (not
> set)
> or X86_UP_IOAPIC (not set because it depends on X86_UP_APIC which
> depends on
> !PCI_MSI).
> Does that mean that I'll have to disable PCI_MSI to get x86 uniprocessor
> support to work after your patch ?
Hi Guenter,
Previously, X86_IO_APIC will be enabled if PCI_MSI is enabled.
With my patch, x86_IO_APIC may be disabled even if PCI_MSI is enabled.
If X86_LOCAL_APIC/PCI_MSI are enabled and X86_IO_APIC is disabled, it
should work theoretically. I remember it works on my HP laptop.
Could you please help to check whether it solve the issue by manually
turning on X86_IO_APIC?

> Thanks,
> Guenter
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