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Re: More data: I've made a CVS build that doesn't crash!

To: Pete Popov <ppopov@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: More data: I've made a CVS build that doesn't crash!
From: Matthew Dharm <mdharm@momenco.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 01:30:38 -0800
Cc: linux-mips <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <1012445753.1463.8.camel@zeus>; from ppopov@pacbell.net on Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 06:55:52PM -0800
Organization: Momentum Computer, Inc.
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Well, discontiguous memory works on all other arches I know (PPC and x86,
at least), so why not here too?

Matt

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 06:55:52PM -0800, Pete Popov wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-01-30 at 18:45, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> > (I aplogize for the duplicate... this message has more information
> > than the other one... Outlook decided that I meant "send" not
> > "paste"... grr...)
> > 
> > Well, I've figured out my crashing problem, but I'm not certain how to
> > fix it... I've got a couple of choices, and my first choice doesn't
> > seem to work too well, tho I'm not sure if that's my fault or another
> > bug...
> > 
> > Basically, what happens is this:  The SDRAM is in two banks (0,2) in
> > equal parts.  So, on our 128MByte boards, it's two banks of 64MBytes.
> > On our 512MByte boards, it's 2 banks of 256MBytes each.
> > 
> > The bridge is programmed to place the first bank at 0x0, and the other
> > bank at 256MBytes.  add_memory_region() is called earlier in the boot
> > sequence to set up the first 64MBytes at address 0.  Now we call
> > add_memory_region() with incorrect parameters.
> > 
> > So, I thought to myself, let's just change the 'start' address of the
> > add_memory_region() call.  For good luck, I even threw in some calls
> > with BOOT_MEM_RESERVED, so we now have (printed on bootup):
> 
> Can you actually do that and have discontiguous memory work??  Why don't
> you program the bridge based on your memory size, so that it would place
> the first mem module at 0 and the second at 64MB?
> 
> Pete
>  
> > Determined physical RAM map:
> >  memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
> >  memory: 0c000000 @ 04000000 (reserved)
> >  memory: 04000000 @ 10000000 (usable)
> >  memory: 0c000000 @ 14000000 (reserved)
> > 
> > Which looks okay to me.  The problem is, my ethernet driver has gone
> > to the dogs.  It works, but it's _really_ slow and the console is
> > printing out messages like:
> > 
> > eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0050  0c00 at 9710/9738 command
> > 00000c00.
> > eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0050  0c00 at 9745/9773 command
> > 00000c00.
> > eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0050  0c00 at 9801/9829 command
> > 00000c00.
> > 
> > I'm guessing that something bad has happened in terms of what part of
> > memory the ethernet controller allocates for it's descriptors... or
> > something like that.  The fact that it works at all is puzzling.. I
> > would have expected a more fatal mode of failure.
> > 
> > So, am I doing something wrong in setting up my memory map?  Is there
> > something else I need to do when calling add_memory_region()?
> > 
> > Also, how are DMAable addresses handed out?  I'm wondering if the
> > conversion between CPU address and PCI address is working correctly...
> > I'm going to try to get a PCI analyizer, but I don't know how long
> > that will take.
> > 
> > Thanks everyone for all your help... hopefully, I'll have this problem
> > put to bed soon.
> > 
> > Matthew Dharm
> > 
> > --
> > Matthew D. Dharm                            Senior Software Designer
> > Momentum Computer Inc.                      1815 Aston Ave.  Suite 107
> > (760) 431-8663 X-115                        Carlsbad, CA 92008-7310
> > Momentum Works For You                      www.momenco.com
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Pete Popov [mailto:ppopov@pacbell.net]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 5:35 PM
> > > To: Matthew Dharm
> > > Cc: linux-mips
> > > Subject: RE: More data: I've made a CVS build that doesn't crash!
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2002-01-30 at 17:23, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> > > > Well, I'm closer... and more confused.
> > > >
> > > > I've managed to make a 2.4.3 build which does not exhibit
> > > any of the
> > > > instability or crashing... but I did it by disabling half of the
> > > > memory!
> > > >
> > > > In linux/arch/mips/gt64120/momenco_ocelot/setup.c is some
> > > code to read
> > > > a PLD and add a memory region.  64MByte is already added
> > > much earlier,
> > > > and now we're adding the rest.  The board I'm testing on
> > > is 128MByte,
> > > > so it tries to add another 64MByte region which is physically
> > > > contiguous to the first region.
> > > >
> > > > As far as I can tell, all of my memory works perfectly.
> > > I'm going to
> > > > do some more tests, but both vxWorks and OpenBSD run on this board
> > > > without any problems.
> > > >
> > > > So, can anyone think of some likely culprits for what is
> > > wrong here?
> > > > Some piece of code which only works with addresses under 64MByte,
> > > > perhaps?
> > >
> > > And 2.4.2 works with all of the memory?
> > >
> > > Pete
> > >
> > 
> 

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Matthew Dharm                              Work: mdharm@momenco.com
Senior Software Designer, Momentum Computer


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