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Re: [PATCH] ia64: Ensure proper NUMA distance and possible map initialization


On 3/24/21 7:54 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:06:17 +0000 Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com> wrote:
>> John Paul reported a warning about bogus NUMA distance values spurred by
>> commit:
>>   620a6dc40754 ("sched/topology: Make sched_init_numa() use a set for the deduplicating sort")
>> In this case, the afflicted machine comes up with a reported 256 possible
>> nodes, all of which are 0 distance away from one another. This was
>> previously silently ignored, but is now caught by the aforementioned
>> commit.
>> The culprit is ia64's node_possible_map which remains unchanged from its
>> initialization value of NODE_MASK_ALL. In John's case, the machine doesn't
>> have any SRAT nor SLIT table, but AIUI the possible map remains untouched
>> regardless of what ACPI tables end up being parsed. Thus, !online &&
>> possible nodes remain with a bogus distance of 0 (distances \in [0, 9] are
>> "reserved and have no meaning" as per the ACPI spec).
>> Follow x86 / drivers/base/arch_numa's example and set the possible map to
>> the parsed map, which in this case seems to be the online map.
>> Link: http://lore.kernel.org/r/255d6b5d-194e-eb0e-ecdd-97477a534441@physik.fu-berlin.de
>> Fixes: 620a6dc40754 ("sched/topology: Make sched_init_numa() use a set for the deduplicating sort")
>> Reported-by: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
>> Signed-off-by: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
>> ---
>> This might need an earlier Fixes: tag, but all of this is quite old and
>> dusty (the git blame rabbit hole leads me to ~2008/2007)
> Thanks.  Is this worth a cc:stable tag?

Looks like the regression was introduced 5.12-rc1, so no need for backporting.


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