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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Atsushi Nemoto
> Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 4:13 AM
> To: Trevor Hamm
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Problems booting Linux 126.96.36.199 on MIPS34K core
> Thanks. I re-read your report and wonder why this happens only on
> power-up time.
> If flush_data_cache_page or update_mmu_cache were broken, the problem
> can happen on every restart.
This page does eventually get flushed to main memory on the first boot, but
unfortunately the call to __update_cache() happens after this page was copied
The source of the problem seems to be with squashfs. When I compare booting a
kernel using squashfs to one using cramfs (which always seems to boot
successfully on power-up), both are reading the troublesome page from
/lib/ld-uClibc.so, and both are calling flush_dcache_page() on this page. But
in the case of cramfs, flush_dcache_page() causes an immediate cache flush of
that page (mapping_mapped(mapping) in __flush_dcache_page() is returning
non-zero), while squashfs just marks the page as dirty and defers the cache
flush (mapping_mapped(mapping) is returning zero). I have no idea what causes
this difference in behaviour, but right now it appears to be a bug in squashfs
rather than the linux-mips kernel.