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Re: Booting Linux on Vadem Clio

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Subject: Re: Booting Linux on Vadem Clio
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 14:28:26 -0400
Wait a minute - how am I getting a TLB refill exception in kseg0?


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From: Bradley D. LaRonde <>
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Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: Booting Linux on Vadem Clio

>OK, it's calling the "Other" exception vector, so it's not a reset (doh),
>NMI, TLB Refill, or XTLB Refill (whatever that is).  Let's see, that
>leaves... a whole ton of things.  :)
>So I tried disabling interrupts.  Guess what?  It now calls the TLB Refill
>vector.  Hmmm...  So now I have to handle that exception.
>This is odd because how am I supposed to handle this stuff when the kernel
>hasn't been started, and init_trap hasn't been called?
>Warner, you mentioned I might be getting a trap when I jal.  According to
>the docs, jal will not generate any exceptions.  So how can I get a TLB
>refill exception from it?  Am I reading the docs wrong.
>Well, it would seem that the next step is to figure out what address is
>causing the TLB refill exception.
>Any other suggestions?
>>>I don't know.  This is very odd....
>>>You might want to put the LED flashing code in the trap handler to
>>>make sure you aren't getting a trap for some reason when it tries to
>>>jump to prom_init....
>>Good advice, thank you.  I put the LED flashing code in all the exception
>>vectors and it is now getting executed.  Now I'm trying to figure out
>>exception it is (I just jumped to the same blink for all three vectors)
>>what is causing it.  I plan to report on this later today.
>>This makes me wonder though:  head.S doesn't do init_trap.  That's not
>>until main.c:start_kernel.  So how is that all of these other mips
>>can jal in head.S without trapping?

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