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SubjectRe: How to debug DEBUG_TEST_DRIVER_REMOVE hang during loading of kernel?
Anyone have suggestions?

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I recently had trouble with loading a 4.9rcX kernel, which was hanging
> after loading the initial kernel ramdisk. After some painful bisecting
> I found this:
>
> bea5b158ff0da9c7246ff391f754f5f38e34577a is the first bad commit
> commit bea5b158ff0da9c7246ff391f754f5f38e34577a
> Author: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
> Date: Thu Aug 11 10:20:58 2016 -0500
>
> driver core: add test of driver remove calls during probe
>
> In recent discussions on ksummit-discuss[1], it was suggested to do a
> sequence of probe, remove, probe for testing driver remove paths. This
> adds a kconfig option for said test.
>
> [1] https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003459.html
>
> Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>
> It turns out that the package i was using to build the kernel had
> DEBUG_TEST_DRIVER_REMOVE enabled.
>
> How do I actually figure out why this test causes a hang. I don't have
> a COM port available to use as serial console, and i don't know if it
> would even help.
>
> Please CC me as i'm not a member of this mailinglist.
>
> Maarten.
>
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