Patchwork Oops / Warning report for the week of January 28th, 2009: The 200.000th trace.

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Submitter Ingo Molnar
Date Jan. 29, 2009, 10:49 a.m.
Message ID <20090129104910.GA10987@elte.hu>
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Permalink /patch/20994/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Ingo Molnar - Jan. 29, 2009, 10:49 a.m.
* Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> Rank 3: mtrr_trim_uncached_memory (warning)
> 	Reported 709 times (14696 total reports)
> 	BIOS bug (often in VMWare) where the MTRR's are set up incorrectly or not at all
> 	This warning was last seen in version 2.6.29-rc2-git1, and first seen in 2.6.24.
> 	More info: http://www.kerneloops.org/searchweek.php?search=mtrr_trim_uncached_memory

This bug is not finding any real issues for us anymore and this rate of 
false positives is a distraction - so i've queued up the patch below in 
tip/x86/urgent.

	Ingo

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From bf3647c44bc76c43c4b2ebb4c37a559e899ac70e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:45:35 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] x86: tone down mtrr_trim_uncached_memory() warning

kerneloops.org is reporting a lot of these warnings that come due to
vmware not setting up any MTRRs for emulated CPUs:

| Reported 709 times (14696 total reports)
| BIOS bug (often in VMWare) where the MTRR's are set up incorrectly
| or not at all
|
| This warning was last seen in version 2.6.29-rc2-git1, and first
| seen in 2.6.24.
|
| More info:
|   http://www.kerneloops.org/searchweek.php?search=mtrr_trim_uncached_memory

Keep a one-liner KERN_INFO about it - so that we have so notice if empty
MTRRs are caused by native hardware/BIOS weirdness.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c |    3 +--
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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Patch

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c
index d259e5d..236a401 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c
@@ -1594,8 +1594,7 @@  int __init mtrr_trim_uncached_memory(unsigned long end_pfn)
 
 	/* kvm/qemu doesn't have mtrr set right, don't trim them all */
 	if (!highest_pfn) {
-		WARN(!kvm_para_available(), KERN_WARNING
-				"WARNING: strange, CPU MTRRs all blank?\n");
+		printk(KERN_INFO "CPU MTRRs all blank - virtualized system.\n");
 		return 0;
 	}