Re: [PATCH] of: return NUMA_NO_NODE from fallback of_node_to_nid()

From: Nishanth Aravamudan
Date: Wed Apr 08 2015 - 19:07:54 EST

On 08.04.2015 [20:04:04 +0300], Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> On 08.04.2015 19:59, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> >Node 0 might be offline as well as any other numa node,
> >in this case kernel cannot handle memory allocation and crashes.

Isn't the bug that numa_node_id() returned an offline node? That
shouldn't happen.

#ifndef numa_node_id
/* Returns the number of the current Node. */
static inline int numa_node_id(void)
return raw_cpu_read(numa_node);

/* Returns the number of the current Node. */
#ifndef numa_node_id
static inline int numa_node_id(void)
return cpu_to_node(raw_smp_processor_id());

So that's either the per-cpu numa_node value, right? Or the result of
cpu_to_node on the current processor.

> Example:
> [ 0.027133] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 0.027938] kernel BUG at include/linux/gfp.h:322!

This is

VM_BUG_ON(nid < 0 || nid >= MAX_NUMNODES || !node_online(nid));



And based on the trace below, that's

__slab_alloc -> alloc

<- alloc_slab_page
<- allocate_slab
<- new_slab
<- new_slab_objects
< __slab_alloc?

which is just passing the node value down, right? Which I think was

domain = kzalloc_node(sizeof(*domain) + (sizeof(unsigned int) * size),
GFP_KERNEL, of_node_to_nid(of_node));


What platform is this on, looks to be x86? qemu emulation of a
pathological topology? What was the topology?

Note that there is a ton of code that seems to assume node 0 is online.
I started working on removing this assumption myself and it just led
down a rathole (on power, we always have node 0 online, even if it is
memoryless and cpuless, as a result).

I am guessing this is just happening early in boot before the per-cpu
areas are setup? That's why (I think) x86 has the early_cpu_to_node()

Or do you not have CONFIG_OF set? So isn't the only change necessary to
the include file, and it should just return first_online_node rather
than 0?

Ah and there's more of those node 0 assumptions :)

#define first_online_node 0
#define first_memory_node 0

if MAX_NUMODES == 1...


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