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Re: [Qemu-devel] E5-2620v2 - emulation stop error

From: Bandan Das
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] E5-2620v2 - emulation stop error
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:09:42 -0400
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"Kevin O'Connor" <address@hidden> writes:
> Something is very odd here.  When I run the above command (on an older
> AMD machine) I get:
> Found 128 cpu(s) max supported 128 cpu(s)
> That first value (1 vs 128) comes from QEMU (via cmos index 0x5f).
> That is, during smp init, SeaBIOS expects QEMU to tell it how many
> cpus are active, and SeaBIOS waits until that many CPUs check in from
> its SIPI request before proceeding.
> I wonder if QEMU reported only 1 active cpu via that cmos register,
> but more were actually active.  If that was the case, it could

I was daring enough to try this and I don't see the crash :)

diff --git a/src/fw/smp.c b/src/fw/smp.c
index a466ea6..a346d46 100644
--- a/src/fw/smp.c
+++ b/src/fw/smp.c
@@ -49,6 +49,7 @@ int apic_id_is_present(u8 apic_id)
+  dprintf(DEBUG_HDL_smp, "Calling handle_smp\n");
     if (!CONFIG_QEMU)
@@ -128,6 +129,8 @@ smp_setup(void)
     // Wait for other CPUs to process the SIPI.
     u8 cmos_smp_count = rtc_read(CMOS_BIOS_SMP_COUNT) + 1;
+    while (cmos_smp_count == 1)
+        cmos_smp_count = rtc_read(CMOS_BIOS_SMP_COUNT) + 1;
     while (cmos_smp_count != CountCPUs)
         asm volatile(
             // Release lock and allow other processors to use the stack.

So, the while loop results in a race somehow ?

> certainly explain the failure - as multiple cpus could be running
> without the sipi trapoline in place.
> What does the log look like on a non-failure case?
> -Kevin

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