panic: incorrect npmc count

Ryan Stone rysto32 at
Wed May 9 14:30:18 UTC 2012

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:16 AM, Peter Jeremy <peter at> wrote:
> [This may be a duplicate because I forgot to update my subscription
>  after changing address but I've also corrected a typo]
> (I've copied fabient@ because r233628 appears to have been the last
> commit in this area).
> I've just updated a P4 test box from r232545 to r235127 and it now
> panics during boot:
>  panic: [intel,202] incorrect npmc count 35
> Looking at sys/dev/hwpmc/hmpmc_intel.c line 202, the expected
> npmc count is 19.
> When I look at the actual code in pmc_intel_initialize():
> pmc_mdep_alloc() initialises pmd_npmc to zero and then increments
>  it by SOFT_NPMCS (16) in pmc_soft_initialize().
> pmc_tsc_initialize() then increments it by TSC_NPMCS (1)
> pmc_p4_initialize() then increments it by P4_NPMCS (18)
> This totals 35 (as per the panic message).
> Can someone explain the KASSERT() that expects 19 - it boils down to
> KASSERT(0+16+1+18 == 1+18, ...)
> I gather not many people are running -current on a P4.
> --
> Peter Jeremy

That KASSERT is just out of date.  The soft PMC support is quite new.
I would just drop the KASSERT entirely; it really isn't adding any

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