Re: 2.5.74-mm1 fails to boot due to APIC trouble, 2.5.73mm3 works.

From: Zwane Mwaikambo (
Date: Fri Jul 04 2003 - 11:16:41 EST

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

> > No, the problem is no space for physical ids in cpumask bitmaps, this
> > could manifest itself later on unless we fix it now.
> Ugh, are you saying the cpumask stuff shrinks masks to < 32 bits if
> NR_CPUS is low enough? If so, I can see more point to the patch, but
> it still seems like violent overkill. Stopping it doing that would
> probably fix it ... I can't imagine it buys you much.

Hmm i hope not, Bill can you verify that? Looking at the source it doesn't
appear to be so;

#define BITS_TO_LONGS(bits) \
#define DECLARE_BITMAP(name,bits) \
        unsigned long name[BITS_TO_LONGS(bits)]

> phys_cpu_present_map started off as an unsigned long, and I reused it
> in a fairly twisted way for NUMA-Q. As it's an array that's bounded
> by apic space, using the bios_cpu_apicid method that summit uses
> would be a much cleaner fix, and just leave the old one as a long
> bitmask like it used to be - which is fine for non- clustered apic
> systems, and saves inventing a whole new data type. See the
> cpu_present_to_apicid abstraction.

Thanks i'll have a look.

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