lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:51:15 +0100
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	Mike Galbraith <>
Cc:	Xiong Zhou <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	"" <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
	Andreas Herrmann <>
Subject: Re: 4.5.0+ panic when setup loop device

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:11:54AM +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-03-17 at 10:52 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > Andreas; Borislav said to Cc you since you wrote all this.
> > The issue is that Linux assumes:
> > 
> > 	> nr_logical_cpus = nr_cores * nr_siblings
> It also seems to now assume that if SMT is possible, it's enabled.


What I think, with my pre wakeup brain, happens is that the CPUID
topology muck still reports 2 siblings (it tends to do that).

But the BIOS only reports APIC-IDs for all your cores, so our
nr_cpu_ids is reduced, while the nr_siblings count it not.

And them *boom*.

This is the same old problem that is nearly impossible to tell if HT is
enabled or not -- complete and utter trainwreck :/

I need to go make wake-up-juice and ponder wth to do about this.

Powered by blists - more mailing lists