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SubjectRe: [2/5] 2.6.21-rc4: known regressions (v2)
On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 19:48 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Subject : x86_64: ACPI regression with noapic (APICTIMER_STOPS_ON_C3?)
> References :
> Submitter : Ray Lee <>
> Handled-By : Thomas Gleixner <>
> Status : problem is being debugged


can you please test the patch below ?



Subject: [PATCH] x86_64: avoid sending LOCAL_TIMER_VECTOR IPI to itself

Ray Lee reported, that on an UP kernel with "noapic" commandline option
set, the box locks hard during boot.

Adding some debug printks revieled, that the last action on the box
before stalling was "Send IPI" - a debug printk which was put into

It seems that send_IPI_mask(mask, LOCAL_TIMER_VECTOR) fails when
"noapic" is set on the commandline on an UP kernel.

Aside of that it does not make much sense to trigger an interrupt
instead of calling the function directly on the CPU which gets the
PIT/HPET interrupt in case of broadcasting.

Reported-by: Ray Lee <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

diff --git a/arch/x86_64/kernel/apic.c b/arch/x86_64/kernel/apic.c
index 723417d..83328e1 100644
--- a/arch/x86_64/kernel/apic.c
+++ b/arch/x86_64/kernel/apic.c
@@ -930,9 +930,17 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(switch_APIC_timer_to_ipi);

void smp_send_timer_broadcast_ipi(void)
+ int cpu = smp_processor_id();
cpumask_t mask;

cpus_and(mask, cpu_online_map, timer_interrupt_broadcast_ipi_mask);
+ if (cpu_isset(cpu, mask)) {
+ cpu_clear(cpu, mask);
+ add_pda(apic_timer_irqs, 1);
+ smp_local_timer_interrupt();
+ }
if (!cpus_empty(mask)) {
send_IPI_mask(mask, LOCAL_TIMER_VECTOR);

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