Subject: pool_cache_bootstrap touching all cpus before they are found
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/18/2007 12:41:25
pool_cache_bootstrap() needs to access all cpu_info's. Unfortunately it
is called from multiple places early in initialization, while the cpu
infos are not yet available. For example the first place where this hits
on sparc is pmap_init() calling pool_cahce_bootstrap() for the pmap_cache.

Even if I avoid that path by defering the initialization of that
cache, it is hit next here:

pool_cache_bootstrap(0xe80672c4, 0x10, 0x0, 0xe81ae400, 0xe81ae400, 0x0) at netbsd:uvm_anon_init+0x44
uvm_anon_init(0xe819d788, 0x16000, 0x8, 0xe819dec0, 0xe81a8a60, 0xe818e000) at netbsd:uvm_init+0x9c
uvm_init(0xe81997b4, 0xe8199788, 0x0, 0x4, 0x0, 0xfe015000) at netbsd:main+0x54
main(0x0, 0xfffffff8, 0x0, 0x0, 0x2ffc04, 0xe80022d8) at netbsd:sparc_interrupt4

I bet more would follow if we work around this one.

It seems bogus to rely on info about more then curcpu() to be available before
autoconfig has had a chance to attach the cpus.

Any ideas?