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SubjectRe: [PATCH] apic: fix kvm build on UP without IOAPIC
On 07/01/2012 08:05 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:

> On UP i386, when APIC is disabled
> # CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC is not set
> # CONFIG_PCI_IOAPIC is not set
>
> code looking at apicdrivers never has any effect but it
> still gets compiled in. In particular, this causes
> build failures with kvm, but it generally bloats the kernel
> unnecessarily.
>
> Fix by defining both __apicdrivers and __apicdrivers_end
> to be NULL when CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC is unset: I verified
> that as the result any loop scanning __apicdrivers gets optimized out by
> the compiler.
>
> Warning: a .config with apic disabled doesn't seem to boot
> for me (even without this patch). Still verifying why,
> meanwhile this patch is compile-tested only.
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>


Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>

Thanks.

> ---
>
> Note: if this patch makes sense, can x86 maintainers
> please ACK applying it through the kvm tree, since that is
> where we see the issue that it addresses?
> Avi, Marcelo, maybe you can carry this in kvm/linux-next as a temporary
> measure so that linux-next builds?
>
> arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h | 5 +++++
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h
> index eaff479..aa5b2ee 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h
> @@ -417,7 +417,12 @@ extern struct apic *apic;
> __aligned(sizeof(struct apic *)) \
> __section(.apicdrivers) = { &sym1, &sym2 }
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC
> extern struct apic *__apicdrivers[], *__apicdrivers_end[];
> +#else
> +#define __apicdrivers ((struct apic **)NULL)
> +#define __apicdrivers_end ((struct apic **)NULL)
> +#endif
>
> /*
> * APIC functionality to boot other CPUs - only used on SMP:



--
~Randy


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