lscpu segfaults on IBM Power8 - Assertion failed
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The problem only occurs if 'lscpu' is run as user 'root':
<hostname>:~ # lscpu
lscpu: sys-utils/lscpu.c:362: read_physical_info_powerpc: Assertion `ntypes <= 1' failed. Aborted (core dumped)
When run as regular user the expected output is produced:
<hostname>:~ # su - <username>
<hostname> <username> 34% lscpu
Byte Order: Little Endian
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-303
Thread(s) per core: 8
Core(s) per socket: 9
NUMA node(s): 5
Model: 2.0 (pvr 004d 0200)
Model name: POWER8 (architected), altivec supported
Hypervisor vendor: pHyp
Customers affected by this issue can alternatively contact SUSE Global Services to request a PTF (temporary fix).
The assert causing the abort is excessive, since the information isn't critical, and ntypes greater than 1 is valid in some hardware configurations, and an assert() on the value isn't necessary.
The problem didn't occur if lscpu is run as user, because rtas_get_sysparm is never called to collect this information.
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- Creation Date: 13-Nov-2020
- Modified Date:13-Nov-2020
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