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Subject[PATCH] arch: mips: Fix initrd_start and initrd_end when read from DT
When the bootloader passes arguments to linux kernel through device tree,
it passes the address of initrd_start and initrd_stop, which are in kseg0.
But when linux kernel reads these addresses from device tree, it converts
them to virtual addresses inside the function

At a later point then in the function init_initrd, it is checking for
initrd_start to be lower than PAGE_OFFSET, which for a 32 CPU it is not,
therefore it would disable the initrd by setting 0 to initrd_start and

The fix consists of checking if linux kernel received a device tree and not
having enable extended virtual address and in that case convert them back
to physical addresses that point in kseg0 as expected.

Signed-off-by: Horatiu Vultur <>
arch/mips/kernel/setup.c | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
index 8d1dc6c..b232784 100644
--- a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
@@ -264,6 +264,17 @@ static unsigned long __init init_initrd(void)
pr_err("initrd start must be page aligned\n");
goto disable;
+ /*
+ * In case the initrd_start and initrd_end are read from DT,
+ * then they are converted to virtual address, therefore convert
+ * them back to physical address.
+ */
+ if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_EVA) && fw_arg0 == -2) {
+ initrd_start = __pa(initrd_start);
+ initrd_end = __pa(initrd_end);
+ }
if (initrd_start < PAGE_OFFSET) {
pr_err("initrd start < PAGE_OFFSET\n");
goto disable;
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