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authorRobert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>2011-11-08 19:20:44 +0100
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2011-12-05 09:32:59 +0100
commit16e5294e5f8303756a179cf218e37dfb9ed34417 (patch)
tree7245aa1580ae7658d806057199ffad4b8d9d9e37 /arch
parent6a600a8b8749566a7d81ad75dcb8bf5342b5a39a (diff)
perf, x86: Force IBS LVT offset assignment for family 10h
On AMD family 10h we see firmware bug messages like the following: [Firmware Bug]: cpu 6, try to use APIC500 (LVT offset 0) for vector 0x10400, but the register is already in use for vector 0xf9 on another cpu [Firmware Bug]: cpu 6, IBS interrupt offset 0 not available (MSRC001103A=0x0000000000000100) [Firmware Bug]: using offset 1 for IBS interrupts [Firmware Bug]: workaround enabled for IBS LVT offset perf: AMD IBS detected (0x00000007) We always see this, since the offsets are not assigned by the BIOS for this family. Force LVT offset assignment in this case. If the OS assignment fails, fallback to BIOS settings and try to setup this. The fallback to BIOS settings weakens the family check since force_ibs_eilvt_setup() may fail e.g. in case of virtual machines. But setup may still succeed if BIOS offsets are correct. Other families don't have a workaround implemented that assigns LVT offsets. It's ok, to drop calling force_ibs_eilvt_setup() for that families. With the patch the [Firmware Bug] messages vanish. We see now: IBS: LVT offset 1 assigned perf: AMD IBS detected (0x00000007) Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20111109162225.GO12451@erda.amd.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_amd_ibs.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_amd_ibs.c
index ab6343d2182..3b8a2d30d14 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_amd_ibs.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_amd_ibs.c
@@ -199,8 +199,7 @@ static int force_ibs_eilvt_setup(void)
goto out;
- pr_err(FW_BUG "using offset %d for IBS interrupts\n", offset);
- pr_err(FW_BUG "workaround enabled for IBS LVT offset\n");
+ pr_info("IBS: LVT offset %d assigned\n", offset);
return 0;
@@ -265,19 +264,23 @@ perf_ibs_cpu_notifier(struct notifier_block *self, unsigned long action, void *h
static __init int amd_ibs_init(void)
u32 caps;
- int ret;
+ int ret = -EINVAL;
caps = __get_ibs_caps();
if (!caps)
return -ENODEV; /* ibs not supported by the cpu */
- if (!ibs_eilvt_valid()) {
- ret = force_ibs_eilvt_setup();
- if (ret) {
- pr_err("Failed to setup IBS, %d\n", ret);
- return ret;
- }
- }
+ /*
+ * Force LVT offset assignment for family 10h: The offsets are
+ * not assigned by the BIOS for this family, so the OS is
+ * responsible for doing it. If the OS assignment fails, fall
+ * back to BIOS settings and try to setup this.
+ */
+ if (boot_cpu_data.x86 == 0x10)
+ force_ibs_eilvt_setup();
+ if (!ibs_eilvt_valid())
+ goto out;
ibs_caps = caps;
@@ -287,7 +290,11 @@ static __init int amd_ibs_init(void)
smp_call_function(setup_APIC_ibs, NULL, 1);
- return perf_event_ibs_init();
+ ret = perf_event_ibs_init();
+ if (ret)
+ pr_err("Failed to setup IBS, %d\n", ret);
+ return ret;
/* Since we need the pci subsystem to init ibs we can't do this earlier: */