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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: Yinghai Lu <Yinghai.Lu@Sun.COM>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:25:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <p73hcg189g1.fsf@bingen.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200802210258.45011.yinghai.lu@sun.com> (Yinghai Lu's message of "Thu\, 21 Feb 2008 02\:58\:44 -0800")

Yinghai Lu <Yinghai.Lu@Sun.COM> writes:

> quad core 8 socket system will have apic id lifting.the apic id range could
> be [4, 0x23]. or [8, 0x27]. apic_is_clustered_box will think that need to three clusters
> and that is large than 2. So it is treated as clustered_box.
>
> and will get
>
> Marking TSC unstable due to TSCs unsynchronized
>
> even the CPUs have X86_FEATURE_CONSTANT_TSC set.
>
> this patch offset back the apic before get apic clusterid.
>
> or use dmi to get apic_is_clustered?

The clustered check is for Summit and es7000 systems
On 64bit systems it might be actually possible to trigger
this based on SLIT instead. But you'll need to check with
the IBM Summit/Unisys es7000 developers if that works or not

If you don't want to do that the safer way would be probably
the check if there are holes between the CPUs APIC numbers.
If yes then it's likely clustered mode. I think that would
be better than to disable it unconditionally for apic lifting
like your patches does.

-Andi

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-22 12:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-21 10:58 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 12:25 ` Andi Kleen [this message]
2008-02-22 19:02   ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:00     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-22 19:04       ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:07         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-22 19:07           ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:10             ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-23  8:55               ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-24  5:48       ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-24  7:50         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-24 12:29         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-24 23:00           ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  1:52             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  2:32             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  5:36               ` [PATCH] x86_64: for apic_is_clustered_box for vsmp v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  6:43                 ` [PATCH] x86: vSMP selection in config Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 19:40                   ` Kconfig configuration restore bug [Was: x86: vSMP selection in config] Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-27  2:59                     ` Roman Zippel
2008-02-29  4:09                     ` [PATCH 1/3] fix recursive dependencies Roman Zippel
2008-02-29  5:05                       ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-29 13:22                         ` Roman Zippel
2008-02-29 17:40                           ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-29 20:05                             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 20:04                       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29  4:10                     ` [PATCH 2/3] fix choice dependency check Roman Zippel
2008-04-28 21:08                       ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-29  4:11                     ` [PATCH 3/3] add named choice group Roman Zippel
2008-02-26 20:05                   ` [PATCH] x86: vSMP selection in config Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-26 21:03                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  5:39           ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25 19:08           ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-25 22:05             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26  3:39               ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26  3:46                 ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-26  4:05                   ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26  5:27                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 18:42                       ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 19:00                         ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 20:32                           ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 21:09                             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 21:10                             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 21:24                               ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 23:16                                 ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 23:31                                   ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 23:41                                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:08     ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 18:59       ` Andi Kleen

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