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Re: kernel bug in linux2.4.3

To: balaji.ramalingam@philips.com
Subject: Re: kernel bug in linux2.4.3
From: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 18:04:26 -0800
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
References: <OFAC4A18E3.D2E86AAC-ON88256AFD.00051578@diamond.philips.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
balaji.ramalingam@philips.com wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I took the linux kernel 2.4.3 from 
> ftp://ftp.mips.com/pub/linux/mips/kernel/2.4/src/.
> This kernel was ported for MIPS32 ISA and its supposed to work with all the
> mips 4kc core. I took the kernel and ported for our Philips processor PR3950,
> which is based on a mips 4kc core.
> 
> I have some issues in the reserve_bootmem() & the paging_init() in the
> arch/mips/kernel/setup.c. Itseems that they fail in the alloc_bootmem ().
> I commented these functions and got till console_init() to get the print 
> messages
> on my screen. I got the message as Kernel Bug in bootmem.c
> 

Does PR3950 have ll/sc instructions?  If not, make sure the config file
reflects that properly.  Otherwise alloc_bootmem() will hang for ever. 
Commenting them out certainly is not the solution. :-)

Jun

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