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Re: early crash on indigo2 fix breaks indy ...

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: early crash on indigo2 fix breaks indy ...
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:16:46 +0200
Cc: Ulf Carlsson <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from Ralf Baechle on Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 01:10:47PM -0700
Organization: rfc822 - pure communication
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On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 01:10:47PM -0700, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> I don't see why the kernel memory could ever be treated as free.  Initially
> the entire memory is considered to be allocated.  Then all areas that are
> free as per ARC(S) firmware get freed.  The kernel itself should of course
> not be part of those areas.  Then even later once again as part of
> free_initmem() the rest of the ARC(S) memory gets freed, that's all the
> firmware temporary areas.  Again the kernel memory should not reside in
> any of those areas.  So I can't make any sense out of your changes?

The problem i seen on MY indigo2 is that i get a memory chunk from
the ARC which is freed up although the kernel resides in that memory
chunk. The first allocation of memory (still in the bootmem) 
then gets kernel pages - does a "memset" and dead we are.

Florian Lohoff                  +49-subject-2-change
"Technology is a constant battle between manufacturers producing bigger and
more idiot-proof systems and nature producing bigger and better idiots."

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