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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:47:40 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	Bruno Wolff III <>
Cc:	Dietmar Eggemann <>,
	Josh Boyer <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Subject: Re: Scheduler regression from

On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 06:52:12PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:35:28AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > Is there more I can do to help with this now? Or should I just wait for
> > patches to test?
> Yeah, sorry, was wiped out today. I'll go stare harder at the P4
> topology setup code tomorrow. Something fishy there.

Does this make your machine boot again (while giving an error)?

It tries to robustify the topology setup a bit, crashing on crap input
should be avoided if possible of course.

I'll go stare at the x86/P4 topology code like promised.

Subject: sched: Robustify topology setup
From: Peter Zijlstra <>
Date: Mon Jul 21 23:07:06 CEST 2014

We hard assume that higher topology levels are strict supersets of
lower levels.

Detect, warn and try to fixup when we encounter this violated.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
 kernel/sched/core.c |   14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -6480,6 +6480,20 @@ struct sched_domain *build_sched_domain(
 		sched_domain_level_max = max(sched_domain_level_max, sd->level);
 		child->parent = sd;
 		sd->child = child;
+		if (!cpumask_subset(sched_domain_span(child),
+				    sched_domain_span(sd))) {
+			pr_err("BUG: arch topology borken\n");
+			pr_err("     the %s domain not a subset of the %s domain\n",
+					child->name, sd->name);
+			/* Fixup, ensure @sd has at least @child cpus. */
+			cpumask_or(sched_domain_span(sd),
+				   sched_domain_span(sd),
+				   sched_domain_span(child));
+		}
 	set_domain_attribute(sd, attr);
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