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SubjectRe: [x86-tip] RSDP changes converted i4790 box SMP -> UP
On 12/01/18 14:11, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Mike Galbraith <> wrote:
>> Hi Juergen,
>> Yesterday I wanted to test the RETPOLINE stuff in tip and tip-rt, but
>> discovered instead that my box had turned into a complete slug, not due
>> to incredible RETPOLINE overhead, rather because box had forgotten that
>> it had more than one CPU.  I was going to leave it for the weekend, but
>> firing up gitk over morning java, I noticed the commits below, and sure
>> enough, that's what broke my box.  Given other people's boxen work,
>> seems likely that the authors of the AMI BIOS in this box were a bit
>> more creative than usual.
>> commit 9ede5d5e672586e016eadd5c0aedb6f12e660029 (HEAD -> x86-tip)
>> Author: Mike Galbraith <>
>> Date: Fri Jan 12 04:17:52 2018 +0100
>> Revert "x86/boot: Add the ACPI RSDP address to struct setup_header::acpi_rdsp_addr"
>> This reverts commit 2f74cbf947f45fa082dda8eac1a1f1299a372f49.
>> commit 0d0b6a9a0d452eaf635580fce8319d49be8b45ed
>> Author: Mike Galbraith <>
>> Date: Fri Jan 12 04:17:30 2018 +0100
>> Revert "x86/acpi: Take the RSDP address for boot parameters if available"
>> This reverts commit 0c89cf36424f7c1177de8a5712514d7cc2eb369f.
> Ok, I've excluded tip:x86/boot from tip:master for the time being - these commits
> are not v4.16 ready apparently.

Ingo, with my finding that above boot failure is related to a bug in
openSUSE's grub2 (I've verified it soesn't exist in upstream grub2),
I think my patches are fine for 4.16.

I've filed a bugzilla for SUSE's grub2.


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