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Date:   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:32:35 +0200
From:   Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
To:     "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        x86 <x86@...nel.org>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        linux-pm <linux-pm@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -next] x86/apic: Reduce print level of CPU limit
 announcement

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 04:12:27PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 01:29:54PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 1:02 PM Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > From: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...lanox.com>
> > > >
> > > > Kernel is booted with less possible CPUs (possible_cpus kernel boot
> > > > option) than available CPUs will have prints like this:
> > > >
> > > > [    1.131039] APIC: NR_CPUS/possible_cpus limit of 8 reached. Processor 55/0x1f ignored.
> > > > [    1.132228] ACPI: Unable to map lapic to logical cpu number
> > > >
> > > > Those warnings are printed for every not-enabled CPU and on the systems
> > > > with large number of such CPUs, we see a lot of those prints for default
> > > > print level.
> > > >
> > > > Simple conversion of those prints to be in debug level removes them
> > > > while leaving the option to debug system.
> > >
> > > But generally dynamic debug must be enabled in order for pr_debug()
> > > prints to be visible which is kind of cumbersome to do via the command
> > > line.
> >
> > It is doable and documented pretty well, which is uncommon :)
> > https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.html#debug-messages-during-boot-process
>
> I know.
>
> That's what I mean by "kind of cumbersome", because you need to know
> which debug messages to enable upfront.
>
> > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...lanox.com>
> > > > ---
> > > >  arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c | 2 +-
> > > >  arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c | 6 +++---
> > > >  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > > > index 8dcbf6890714..3ef8ab89c02d 100644
> > > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > > > @@ -770,7 +770,7 @@ int acpi_map_cpu(acpi_handle handle, phys_cpuid_t physid, u32 acpi_id,
> > > >
> > > >         cpu = acpi_register_lapic(physid, acpi_id, ACPI_MADT_ENABLED);
> > > >         if (cpu < 0) {
> > > > -               pr_info(PREFIX "Unable to map lapic to logical cpu number\n");
> > > > +               pr_debug(PREFIX "Unable to map lapic to logical cpu number\n");
> > >
> > > And this one is printed sometimes when something really goes wrong
> > > which may be really hard to debug otherwise, so there is value in the
> > > info level here.
> > >
> > > Would it be possible to avoid printing it just in some cases?
> >
> > This can do the trick:
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > index 3ef8ab89c02d..00212b3991e0 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c
> > @@ -770,7 +770,10 @@ int acpi_map_cpu(acpi_handle handle, phys_cpuid_t physid, u32 acpi_id,
> >
> >         cpu = acpi_register_lapic(physid, acpi_id, ACPI_MADT_ENABLED);
> >         if (cpu < 0) {
> > -               pr_debug(PREFIX "Unable to map lapic to logical cpu number\n");
> > +               if (cpu == -ENOENT)
> > +                       pr_debug(PREFIX "Unable to map lapic to logical cpu number\n");
>
> I don't think it is necessary to print this in the -ENOENT case, as
> there is a message for that case that will be printed anyway.

Agree, how do you want me to progress? Should I resend patch?

Thanks

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