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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI/PPTT: Handle architecturally unknown cache types
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Le 13/09/2018 à 11:35, Sudeep Holla a écrit :
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:39:10AM +0100, James Morse wrote:
>> Hi Brice,
>>
>> On 13/09/18 06:51, Brice Goglin wrote:
>>> Le 12/09/2018 à 11:49, Sudeep Holla a écrit :
>>>>> Yes.  Without this change, we hit the lscpu error in the commit message,
>>>>> and get zero output about the system.  We don't even get information
>>>>> about the caches which are architecturally specified or how many cpus
>>>>> are present.  With this change, we get what we expect out of lscpu (and
>>>>> also lstopo) including the cache(s) which are not architecturally
>>>>> specified.
>>>>>
>>>> lscpu and lstopo are so broken. They just assume everything on CPU0.
>>>> If you hotplug them out, you start seeing issues. So reading and file
>>>> that doesn't exist and then bail out on other essential info though they
>>>> are present, hmmm ...
>>> Can you elaborate?
>>>
>>> I am not sure cpu0 is supposed to be offlineable on Linux. There's no
>>> "online" file in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0. That's why former lstopo
>>> doesn't like CPU0 being hotplugged out. We are actually making that case
>>> work for another non-standard corner case. But offlining "cpu0" this is
>>> considered "normal", somebody must add that missing "online" sysfs
>>> attribute for "cpu0" (change
>>> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/base/cpu.c#L375).
>> On x86 you can't normally offline CPU0, its something to do with certain
>> interrupts always being routed to CPU0, (oh, and hibernate).
>> You should be able to enable this behaviour with 'cpu0_hotplug' on the kernel
>> command line.
>>
>> (Kconfig's CONFIG_BOOTPARAM_HOTPLUG_CPU0 and CONFIG_DEBUG_HOTPLUG_CPU0 are also
>> worth a look)
>>
>> On arm64 at least, cpu0 is just like the others, and can be offlined.
>>
> Thanks James, for providing all the details.
>
> To add to the issues I spotted with lscpu/lstopo around topology, it ignores
> the updates to topology sibling masks when CPUs are hotplugged in and out.
>
> We have following in lscpu:
> add_summary_n(tb, _("Core(s) per socket:"),
> cores_per_socket ?: desc->ncores / desc->nsockets);
>
> Now when cores_per_socket = 1, (i.e when we don't have procfs entry),
> if ncores = (ncores_max - few_cpus_hotplugged_out), core(s) per socket
> will get computed as less than the actual number.
>
> IMO lscpu should be used only when all CPUs are online and it should have
> a warning when all cores are not online.
>
>>> By the way, did anybody actually see an error with lstopo when there's
>>> no "type" attribute for L3? I can't reproduce any issue, we just skip
>>> that specific cache entirely, but everything else appears. If you guys
>>> want to make that "no_cache" cache appear, I'll make it a Unified cache
>>> unless you tell me what to show :)
> IIUC, Jeffrey Hugo did see error as per his initial message:
> "
> This fixes the following lscpu issue where only the cache type sysfs file
> is missing which results in no output providing a poor user experience in
> the above system configuration.
> lscpu: cannot open /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cache/index3/type: No such
> file or directory
> "
>

I don't know about lscpu (it's a different project), but lstopo
shouldn't have any such problem.

If you see an issue with lstopo, I'd be interesting in getting the
tarball generated by hwloc-gather-topology (it dumps useful files from
procfs and sysfs so that we may debug offline).

Brice

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