[PATCH] x86: Fix thermal throttling reporting after kexec

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Sep 24 2015 - 16:11:01 EST

From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The per CPU thermal vector init code checks if the thermal
vector is already installed and complains and bails out if
it is.

This happens after kexec, as kernel shut down does
not clear the thermal vector APIC register.

This causes two problems:

So we always do not fully initialize thermal reports
after kexec. The CPU is still likely initialized,
as the previous kernel should have done it. But
we don't set up the software pointer to the thermal
vector, so reporting may end up with a unknown thermal
interrupt message.

Also it complains for every logical CPU, even though the
value is actually derived from BP only.

The problem is that we end up with one message per CPU,
so on larger systems it becomes very noisy and messes up
the otherwise nicely formatted CPU bootup numbers in
the kernel log.

Just remove the check. I checked the code and there's
no valid code paths where the thermal init code for a CPU
could be called multiple times.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c | 8 --------
1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c
index 1af51b1..2c5aaf8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c
@@ -503,14 +503,6 @@ void intel_init_thermal(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)

- /* Check whether a vector already exists */
- if (h & APIC_VECTOR_MASK) {
- printk(KERN_DEBUG
- "CPU%d: Thermal LVT vector (%#x) already installed\n",
- cpu, (h & APIC_VECTOR_MASK));
- return;
- }
/* early Pentium M models use different method for enabling TM2 */
if (cpu_has(c, X86_FEATURE_TM2)) {
if (c->x86 == 6 && (c->x86_model == 9 || c->x86_model == 13)) {

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