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Date:	Sun, 08 Jan 2012 18:36:08 -0800
From:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>
To:	Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>
CC:	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	gregkh@...e.de,
	"user-mode-linux-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net" 
	<user-mode-linux-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: Is register_cpu() now obligatory?

On 01/08/2012 05:00 PM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> In Linus' tree as of today UML is broken.
> It's crashing because get_cpu_device() in topology_add_dev()
> returns a device with an invalid kobj (address is 0x10).
> 
> The code seems to assume that each arch has to register their CPUs
> using register_cpu().
> 
> Is this a regression or was UML always faulty because it did not register it's CPU?

See Linus's comment yesterday:
  https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/1/7/114


> The below patch fixes the issue for UML.
> 
> Thanks,
> //richard
> 
> ---
> diff --git a/arch/um/kernel/Makefile b/arch/um/kernel/Makefile
> index bc49474..f3b43fe 100644
> --- a/arch/um/kernel/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/um/kernel/Makefile
> @@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ clean-files :=
>  obj-y = config.o exec.o exitcode.o init_task.o irq.o ksyms.o mem.o \
>  	physmem.o process.o ptrace.o reboot.o sigio.o \
>  	signal.o smp.o syscall.o sysrq.o time.o tlb.o trap.o \
> -	um_arch.o umid.o skas/
> +	um_arch.o umid.o cpu.o skas/
> 
>  obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD) += initrd.o
>  obj-$(CONFIG_GPROF)	+= gprof_syms.o
> diff --git a/arch/um/kernel/cpu.c b/arch/um/kernel/cpu.c
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..4914df2
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/arch/um/kernel/cpu.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
> +#include <linux/init.h>
> +#include <linux/device.h>
> +#include <linux/cpu.h>
> +#include <linux/percpu.h>
> +
> +static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct cpu, cpu_devices);
> +
> +static int __init topology_init(void)
> +{
> +	int cpu;
> +
> +	for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
> +		struct cpu *c = &per_cpu(cpu_devices, cpu);
> +		register_cpu(c, cpu);
> +	}
> +
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +subsys_initcall(topology_init);
> 


-- 
~Randy
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