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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: fix dummy apic read/write warning
[Yinghai Lu - Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 12:28:07PM -0700]
| On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Cyrill Gorcunov<gorcunov@gmail.com> wrote:
| > [Yinghai Lu - Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 03:16:38PM -0700]
| > | ingo got
| > | [    0.000000] Using APIC driver default
| > | [    0.000000] SMP: Allowing 1 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
| > | [    0.000000] Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
| > | [    0.000000] APIC: disable apic facility
| > | [    0.000000] ------------[ cut here ]------------
| > | [    0.000000] WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c:254 native_apic_read_dummy+0x2d/0x3b()
| > | [    0.000000] Hardware name: HP OmniBook PC
| > |
| > | we have wrong check in dummy read and write.
| > | [we only test on system that have APIC with "disableapic"...]
| > |
| > | Signed-off-by: yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
| > |
| > | ---
| > |  arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c |    4 ++--
| > |  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
| > |
| > | Index: linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
| > | ===================================================================
| > | --- linux-2.6.orig/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
| > | +++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
| > | @@ -246,12 +246,12 @@ static int modern_apic(void)
| > |   */
| > |  static void native_apic_write_dummy(u32 reg, u32 v)
| > |  {
| > | -     WARN_ON_ONCE((cpu_has_apic || !disable_apic));
| > | +     WARN_ON_ONCE((cpu_has_apic && !disable_apic));
| > |  }
| > |
| > |  static u32 native_apic_read_dummy(u32 reg)
| > |  {
| > | -     WARN_ON_ONCE((cpu_has_apic || !disable_apic));
| > | +     WARN_ON_ONCE((cpu_has_apic && !disable_apic));
| > |       return 0;
| > |  }
| > |
| > |
| >
| > No Yinghai, this is wrong. native_apic_write_dummy is not
| > admissible to be called after apic->write has been NOP'ified.
| >
| > If a site calls for apic->write after apic_disable() it's
| > a plain *bug* in caller. So we should continute warning if
| > cpu_has_apic _or_ !disable_apic.
|
| ok, just change it to
|
| WARN_ON_ONCE(1);
|
| there.

There was some scenario where we had legitime apic->write
on SMP kernel when cpu goes to halt. Will recheck tomorrow.
That is why we added conditional WARN to eliminate uglifying
by additional checks (ie we know that apic->write happens
but it's nothing serious). Thanks Yinghai!

|
| >
| > Though since for SMP compiled kernel we still rely on
| > apic->read the snippet is to be changed to (cpu_has_apic && !disable_apic)
| > indeed.
|
| YH
|
-- Cyrill
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