[BUG][PATCH] powerpc: fix numa distance for form0 device tree

Vaidyanathan Srinivasan svaidy at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Mar 23 02:49:35 EST 2013

    powerpc: fix numa distance for form0 device tree
    The following commit breaks numa distance setup for old powerpc
    systems that use form0 encoding in device tree.
        commit 41eab6f88f24124df89e38067b3766b7bef06ddb
        powerpc/numa: Use form 1 affinity to setup node distance
    Device tree node /rtas/ibm,associativity-reference-points would
    index into /cpus/PowerPCxxxx/ibm,associativity based on form0 or
    form1 encoding detected by ibm,architecture-vec-5 property.
    All modern systems use form1 and current kernel code is correct.
    However, on older systems with form0 encoding, the numa distance
    will get hard coded as LOCAL_DISTANCE for all nodes.  This causes
    task scheduling anomaly since scheduler will skip building numa
    level domain (topmost domain with all cpus) if all numa distances
    are same.  (value of 'level' in sched_init_numa() will remain 0)
    Prior to the above commit:
    #define node_distance(from,to)
    	((from) == (to) ? LOCAL_DISTANCE : REMOTE_DISTANCE)
    Restoring compatible behavior with this patch for old powerpc systems
    with device tree where numa distance are encoded as form0.

    Signed-off-by: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/numa.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/numa.c
index bba87ca..6a252c4 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/numa.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/numa.c
@@ -201,7 +201,7 @@ int __node_distance(int a, int b)
 	int distance = LOCAL_DISTANCE;
 	if (!form1_affinity)
-		return distance;
+		return ((a == b) ? LOCAL_DISTANCE : REMOTE_DISTANCE);
 	for (i = 0; i < distance_ref_points_depth; i++) {
 		if (distance_lookup_table[a][i] == distance_lookup_table[b][i])

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