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x86/apic: Work around boot failure on HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server sys…
…tems commit cb214ede7657db458fd0b2a25ea0b28dbf900ebc upstream. When a HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server boots a regular kernel, there will be intermittent lost interrupts which could result in a hang or (in extreme cases) data loss. The reason is that this system only supports x2apic physical mode, while the kernel boots with a logical-cluster default setting. This bug can be worked around by specifying the "x2apic_phys" or "nox2apic" boot option, but we want to handle this system without requiring manual workarounds. The BIOS sets ACPI_FADT_APIC_PHYSICAL in FADT table. As all apicids are smaller than 255, BIOS need to pass the control to the OS with xapic mode, according to x2apic-spec, chapter 2.9. Current code handle x2apic when BIOS pass with xapic mode enabled: When user specifies x2apic_phys, or FADT indicates PHYSICAL: 1. During madt oem check, apic driver is set with xapic logical or xapic phys driver at first. 2. enable_IR_x2apic() will enable x2apic_mode. 3. if user specifies x2apic_phys on the boot line, x2apic_phys_probe() will install the correct x2apic phys driver and use x2apic phys mode. Otherwise it will skip the driver will let x2apic_cluster_probe to take over to install x2apic cluster driver (wrong one) even though FADT indicates PHYSICAL, because x2apic_phys_probe does not check FADT PHYSICAL. Add checking x2apic_fadt_phys in x2apic_phys_probe() to fix the problem. Signed-off-by: Stoney Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org> [ updated the changelog and simplified the code ] Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <email@example.com> Link: http://firstname.lastname@example.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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