With the addition of "numa_node" properties for PHBs we began
advertising NUMA affinity in cases where nb_numa_nodes > 1.

Since the default on the guest side is to make no assumptions about
PHB NUMA affinity (defaulting to -1), there is still a valid use-case
for explicitly defining a PHB's NUMA affinity even when there's just
one node. In particular, some workloads make faulty assumptions about
/sys/bus/pci/<devid>/numa_node being >= 0, warranting the use of
this property as a workaround even if there's just 1 PHB or NUMA

Enable this use-case by always advertising the PHB's NUMA affinity
if "numa_node" has been explicitly set.

We could achieve this by relaxing the check to simply be
nb_numa_nodes > 0, but even safer would be to check
numa_info[nodeid].present explicitly, and to fail at start time
for cases where it does not exist.

This has an additional affect of no longer advertising PHB NUMA
affinity unconditionally if nb_numa_nodes > 1 and "numa_node"
property is unset/-1, but since the default value on the guest
side for each PHB is also -1, the behavior should be the same for
that situation. We could still retain the old behavior if desired,
but the decision seems arbitrary, so we take the simpler route.

Cc: Alexey Kardashevskiy <a...@ozlabs.ru>
Cc: Shivaprasad G. Bhat <shiva...@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <mdr...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 hw/ppc/spapr_pci.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/hw/ppc/spapr_pci.c b/hw/ppc/spapr_pci.c
index 2a1ccf5..7cde30e 100644
--- a/hw/ppc/spapr_pci.c
+++ b/hw/ppc/spapr_pci.c
@@ -1392,6 +1392,12 @@ static void spapr_phb_realize(DeviceState *dev, Error 
+    if (sphb->numa_node != -1 &&
+        (sphb->numa_node >= MAX_NODES || !numa_info[sphb->numa_node].present)) 
+        error_setg(errp, "Invalid NUMA node ID for PCI host bridge");
+        return;
+    }
     sphb->dtbusname = g_strdup_printf("pci@%" PRIx64, sphb->buid);
     namebuf = alloca(strlen(sphb->dtbusname) + 32);
@@ -1880,7 +1886,7 @@ int spapr_populate_pci_dt(sPAPRPHBState *phb,
     /* Advertise NUMA via ibm,associativity */
-    if (nb_numa_nodes > 1) {
+    if (phb->numa_node != -1) {
         _FDT(fdt_setprop(fdt, bus_off, "ibm,associativity", associativity,

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