On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 01:54:43PM +0100, Mike Manchip wrote:
> I'm currently trying to get the mips port to work on a galileo gt64115 board
> with a rm5231 chip.
> I'm OK right until the point when I'm installing exceptions into
> non-cacheable space in arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
> as soon as I memcpy except_vec3_generic to KSEG0 + 0x180 and flush the
> instruction cache, my machine hangs, and I can't see why!
KSEG0 is normally cached space. If of some reason it's configured as
non-cachable and you're flushing caches funny things will happen.
> /* Copy the generic exception handler code to it's final destination. */
> memcpy((void *)(KSEG0 + 0x80), &except_vec1_generic, 0x80);
> memcpy((void *)(KSEG0 + 0x100), &except_vec2_generic, 0x80);
> memcpy((void *)(KSEG0 + 0x180), &except_vec3_generic, 0x80);
> flush_icache_range(KSEG0 + 0x80, KSEG0 + 0x200);
> Is it possibly something to do with the monitor I'm using? I'm using both
> PROM and in desperation, a vxworks one (it can see the ethernet card, thus
> speeding up kernel loads tremendously).
> How does the monitor do exceptions? Do I have to do something special with
> exceptions when a monitor is present?
So firmware is operating with BEV set, thus won't use the vectors at
KSEG0 at all.