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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION in 3.18][PPC] PA Semi fails to boot after: of/base: Fix PowerPC address parsing hack
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On Thu, 2015-03-05 at 17:12 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> A bug in ftrace was reported to me that affects ARM and ARM64 but not
> x86. Looking at the code it appears to affect PowerPC as well. So I
> booted up my old PA Semi, to give it a try. The last time I booted it
> was for a 3.17 kernel. Unfortunately, for 4.0-rc2 it crashed with:

Argh. Well, we have one of these here but Michael who owns it is off til
Tuesday.

Can you shoot me the DT (/proc/device-tree in a tarball) ? Olof, can the
DT be updated on this thing or should we add workarounds to Linux if
something is really missing ?

Cheers,
Ben.

> Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
> Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000005cef88
> Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
> SMP NR_CPUS=2 PA Semi PWRficient
> Modules linked in:
> CPU: 1 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/1 Not tainted 4.0.0-rc2-test #50
> task: c00000003816cb60 ti: c0000000381a4000 task.ti: c0000000381a4000
> NIP: c0000000005cef88 LR: c00000000007c1a0 CTR: c00000000007c184
> REGS: c0000000381a7a00 TRAP: 0300 Not tainted (4.0.0-rc2-test)
> MSR: 9000000000009032 <SF,HV,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 22000028 XER: 00000000
> DAR: 0000000000000000 DSISR: 40000000 SOFTE: 0
> GPR00: c00000000007c1a0 c0000000381a7c80 c000000000af4b98 0000000000000001
> GPR04: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000000004ba 000000003d6de000
> GPR08: 0100000000000000 0000000000000000 c0000000381a4080 0000000000000000
> GPR12: 0000000024044042 c00000000ffff300 ffffffffffffffed 0000000000000000
> GPR16: c000000000afb920 c0000000381a4000 c0000000009ad648 c0000000009ae580
> GPR20: c0000000381a4080 c0000000381a4000 c0000000381a4080 c0000000381a4000
> GPR24: c0000000381a4000 c0000000381a4000 c000000000afb880 c0000000381a4000
> GPR28: c0000000009f8790 0000000000000000 c0000000381a4000 c000000000b02168
> NIP [c0000000005cef88] .check_astate+0x28/0x50
> LR [c00000000007c1a0] sleep_common+0x14/0x74
> Call Trace:
> [c0000000381a7c80] [c000000000afb880] 0xc000000000afb880 (unreliable)
> [c0000000381a7cf0] [c00000000007c1a0] sleep_common+0x14/0x74
> [c0000000381a7d30] [c0000000000130f0] .arch_cpu_idle+0x70/0x160
> [c0000000381a7db0] [c0000000000d6660] .cpu_startup_entry+0x320/0x5a0
> [c0000000381a7ee0] [c000000000034570] .start_secondary+0x290/0x2c0
> [c0000000381a7f90] [c000000000008bfc] start_secondary_prolog+0x10/0x14
> Instruction dump:
> 60000000 60000000 7c0802a6 f8010010 f821ff91 60000000 60000000 3d220003
> 39296870 a86d0038 e9290010 7c0004ac <7c004c2c> 0c000000 4c00012c 5463103a
> ---[ end trace 40e864a431826b26 ]---
>
> I kicked off a ktest bisect, and it came down to this commit:
>
> commit 746c9e9f92dde2789908e51a354ba90a1962a2eb
> Author: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> Date: Fri Nov 14 17:55:03 2014 +1100
>
> of/base: Fix PowerPC address parsing hack
>
> When I revert this from v4.0-rc2, I can successfully boot my PA Semi
> again.
>
> -- Steve




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