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SubjectRe: 2.6.26-rc2-mm1
On Wed, 14 May 2008 21:12:13 +0200
"Torsten Kaiser" <> wrote:

> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Andrew Morton
> <> wrote:
> >
> >
> Nice! This one works for me again.


> But somehow the NUMAness of my system is gone.
> ...
> The system is a dual socket Opteron system, each processor has 2 GB of RAM.
> I will try to debug this more tomorrow, but except the kernel now
> thinks there is only one NUMA node the system works correct. It is
> detecting the full 4GB of RAM.
> This line from 2.6.26-rc2-mm1 really looks like the source of this:
> [ 0.000000] SRAT: PXMs only cover 0MB of your 4608MB e820 RAM. Not used.
> There is no more than 4GB of RAM (but part of it is remapped...)

I suspect that this might be caused by the below.

That patch no longer seems to be necessary so I'll drop it. Perhaps
you could try reverting it, please?

From: Ingo Molnar <>

x86.git testing found the following build error on latest -git:

drivers/acpi/numa.c: In function 'acpi_numa_init':
drivers/acpi/numa.c:226: error: 'NR_NODE_MEMBLKS' undeclared (first use in this function)
drivers/acpi/numa.c:226: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
drivers/acpi/numa.c:226: error: for each function it appears in.)

with this config:

i suspect we dont want SRAT parsing when CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_PARSE_SRAT
is unset - but the fix looks a bit ugly. Perhaps we should define
NR_NODE_MEMBLKS even in this case and just let the code fall back
to some sane behavior?

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

drivers/acpi/numa.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff -puN drivers/acpi/numa.c~acpi-acpi_numa_init-build-fix drivers/acpi/numa.c
--- a/drivers/acpi/numa.c~acpi-acpi_numa_init-build-fix
+++ a/drivers/acpi/numa.c
@@ -176,6 +176,7 @@ acpi_parse_processor_affinity(struct acp
return 0;

static int __init
acpi_parse_memory_affinity(struct acpi_subtable_header * header,
const unsigned long end)
@@ -193,6 +194,7 @@ acpi_parse_memory_affinity(struct acpi_s

return 0;

static int __init acpi_parse_srat(struct acpi_table_header *table)
@@ -221,9 +223,11 @@ int __init acpi_numa_init(void)
if (!acpi_table_parse(ACPI_SIG_SRAT, acpi_parse_srat)) {
acpi_parse_processor_affinity, NR_CPUS);

/* SLIT: System Locality Information Table */

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