[PATCH v4 1/3] x86, apic: Don't count the CPU with BP flag from MP table as booting-up CPU

HATAYAMA Daisuke d.hatayama at jp.fujitsu.com
Mon Nov 11 19:40:54 EST 2013

(2013/11/12 1:52), Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:52:30AM +0900, HATAYAMA Daisuke wrote:
> [..]
>> Looking at my past investigation, kernel/mpparse.c, mm/amdtopology.c and
>> platform/visws/visws_quirks.c assumes that boot_cpu_physical_apicid
>> has initial apicid of the BSP, not the current actual booting-up cpu.
>> These three are called in get_smp_config() below. If either of them is
>> called actually, boot_cpu_physical_apicid has the apicid different from
>> the current actual booting-up cpu temporarily. But init_apic_mappings()
>> soon modifies back the value to the one obtained by read_apic_id().
>>          /*
>>           * Read APIC and some other early information from ACPI tables.
>>           */
>>          acpi_boot_init();
>>          sfi_init();
>>          x86_dtb_init();
>>          /*
>>           * get boot-time SMP configuration:
>>           */
>>          if (smp_found_config)
>>                  get_smp_config();
>>          prefill_possible_map();
>>          init_cpu_to_node();
>>          init_apic_mappings();
>> So, thanks to init_apic_mappings(), the patch set would work without the
>> first patch... This is a careless point in this patch set.
> If init_apic_mappings(), is making sure that boot_cpu_physical_apicid is
> apic id of booting processor, and you don't need first patch of your
> series, then I think atleast re-post your patch series without first
> patch.

Yes, I'll repost soon.

> And then there can be another series which looks into whether we need
> two different variables or not and if we do, then a separate variable
> bsp_physical_apicid will track the bsp id as reported by BIOS and
> boot_cpu_physical_apicid will track apic id of booting cpu. This might
> a very big and slow cleanup. So I think blocking the first patch series
> behind it might not make much sense.

Yes, the current handling of boot_cpu_physical_apicid looks strange and
should be cleaned up, but the cleaning up needs reviewing together with
the maintainers for the corresponding part; in particular, it can be
lengthy for the reviewing on amdtopology.c. I leave this as another
work for the time being.


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