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Re: [x86-tip] RSDP changes converted i4790 box SMP -> UP




On Fri, 2018-01-12 at 07:40 +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 12/01/18 05:25, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > Hi Juergen,
> > 
> > Yesterday I wanted to test the RETPOLINE stuff in tip and tip-rt, but
> > discovered instead that my box had turned into a complete slug, not due
> > to incredible RETPOLINE overhead, rather because box had forgotten that
> > it had more than one CPU.  I was going to leave it for the weekend, but
> > firing up gitk over morning java, I noticed the commits below, and sure
> > enough, that's what broke my box.  Given other people's boxen work,
> > seems likely that the authors of the AMI BIOS in this box were a bit
> > more creative than usual.
> 
> So I'm curious how this should be possible.

Box is absolutely certain that it is.

> Some questions:
> 
> - which bootloader are you using?

grub2, box is bog standard opensuse-42.3

> - what does /sys/kernel/boot_params/version contain?

0x020e

> - can you print the returned value of acpi_arch_get_root_pointer()
>   in acpi_os_get_root_pointer() with the patches applied and report
>   it, please?

0x115, which doesn't look all that useful to ACPI.

[    0.000000] ACPI: Early table checksum verification disabled
[    0.000000] ACPI: MIKE pa = 0x115
[    0.000000] ACPI:      0x0000000000000115 000000 (v00                 00000000      00000000)
[    0.000000] Reserving 132MB of low memory at 3392MB for crashkernel (System low RAM: 3556MB)
[    0.000000] Reserving 256MB of memory at 16608MB for crashkernel (System RAM: 16340MB)
[    0.000000] tsc: Fast TSC calibration using PIT
[    0.000000] Zone ranges:
[    0.000000]   DMA      [mem 0x0000000000001000-0x0000000000ffffff]
[    0.000000]   DMA32    [mem 0x0000000001000000-0x00000000ffffffff]
[    0.000000]   Normal   [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x000000041effffff]
[    0.000000] Movable zone start for each node
[    0.000000] Early memory node ranges
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x0000000000001000-0x0000000000057fff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x0000000000059000-0x000000000009dfff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000d0443fff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x00000000d044b000-0x00000000d0889fff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x00000000d0b4b000-0x00000000de787fff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x00000000defff000-0x00000000deffffff]
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x000000041effffff]
[    0.000000] Initmem setup node 0 [mem 0x0000000000001000-0x000000041effffff]
[    0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 4183133
[    0.000000]   DMA zone: 64 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]   DMA zone: 21 pages reserved
[    0.000000]   DMA zone: 3996 pages, LIFO batch:0
[    0.000000]   DMA32 zone: 14164 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]   DMA32 zone: 906433 pages, LIFO batch:31
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 51136 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 3272704 pages, LIFO batch:31
[    0.000000] Reserved but unavailable: 99 pages
[    0.000000] tboot: non-0 tboot_addr but it is not of type E820_TYPE_RESERVED
[    0.000000] smpboot: Boot CPU (id 0) not listed by BIOS
[    0.000000] smpboot: Allowing 1 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
[    0.000000] e820: [mem 0xdf000000-0xf7ffffff] available for PCI devices
[    0.000000] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
[    0.000000] clocksource: refined-jiffies: mask: 0xffffffff max_cycles: 0xffffffff, max_idle_ns: 7645519600211568 ns
[    0.000000] setup_percpu: NR_CPUS:8 nr_cpumask_bits:8 nr_cpu_ids:1 nr_node_ids:1
[    0.000000] percpu: Embedded 43 pages/cpu @        (ptrval) s135896 r8192 d32040 u2097152
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s135896 r8192 d32040 u2097152 alloc=1*2097152
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: [0] 0