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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:03:43 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	Bruno Wolff III <>
Cc:	Dietmar Eggemann <>,
	Josh Boyer <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Subject: Re: Scheduler regression from

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 07:10:01AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:38:57 +0200,
>  Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> >
> >Could you provide the output of cpuid and cpuid -r for your machine?
> >This code is magic and I've no idea what your machine is telling it to
> >do :/
> I am attaching both sets of output. (I also added copies to the bug report.)

Thanks! and yes I now see (and I should have seen before) what is

>    0x00000000 0x00: eax=0x00000002 ebx=0x756e6547 ecx=0x6c65746e edx=0x49656e69

This gives us cpuid_level=0x02

>    0x00000002 0x00: eax=0x665b5001 ebx=0x00000000 ecx=0x00000000 edx=0x007b7040

Which means that init_intel_cacheinfo() will not use cpuid4 for
cacheinfo and we revert to cpuid2, which translates into:

>    cache and TLB information (2):
>       0x50: instruction TLB: 4K & 2M/4M pages, 64 entries
>       0x5b: data TLB: 4K & 4M pages, 64 entries
>       0x66: L1 data cache: 8K, 4-way, 64 byte lines
>       0x40: No L3 cache
>       0x70: Trace cache: 12K-uop, 8-way
>       0x7b: L2 cache: 512K, 8-way, sectored, 64 byte lines

Now the problem is that cpu_llc_id is only set on new_l[23], and set to
l[23]_id. Both new_l[23] and l[23]_id are only set in the cpuid4 case.

So for this P4 cpu_llc_id remains unset.

Furthermore cpuid2 does not include cpu masks, so we need to use cpuid1:

>    (multi-processing method): Intel leaf 1

>   0x00000001 0x00: eax=0x00000f29 ebx=0x0002080b ecx=0x00004400 edx=0xbfebfbff

to reconstruct the topology, with the added assumption that SMT threads
share all caches.

Oh, of course we do SMP detection and setup after the cache setup...

/me goes bang head against wall

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