Re: [PATCH] arch/x86: Remove second call to topology_update_package_map()
From: Tim Chen
Date: Wed Oct 12 2016 - 15:51:58 EST
On Wed, 2016-10-12 at 11:06 -0400, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> On 10/12/2016 10:36 AM, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> > This was noticed during the investigation of
> > http://git.kernel.org/tip/2a51fe083eba7f99cbda72f5ef90cdf2f4df882c
> > A note for reviewers on the cleanup in smp_init_package_map(): The
> > per_cpu variable x86_bios_cpu_apicid is initialized to BAD_APICID, and the
> > bitmaps are set to false by default so the code isn't necessary.ÂÂThe
> > pr_warn() can also be dropped as generic_processor_info() will do a
> > pr_warning() in the same situation.
> > P.
> > -----8<-----
> > After commit 1f12e32f4cd5 ("x86/topology: Create logical package id"),
> > topology_update_package_map() is called twice on a CPU.ÂÂThe first call is in
> > generic_processor_info(), which is called on all present cpus (found in either
> > mptable or ACPI MADT).ÂÂThe second call is in smp_init_package_map() which
> > is called later on in the init sequence.
> > Only a single call is necessary for the kernel to initialize the data
> > structures properly. This patch drops the later call in smp_init_package_map()
> > and moves smp_init_package_map() out of smp_store_boot_cpu_info().
> This seems to not work on systems with an empty socket :/.ÂÂLooking into this now.
My single node workstation also failed to boot with the patch.