Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am still trying to get a Broadcom Swarm boot on a recent kernel. I
> have made some progress, but I am now stuck on another problem.
> I am using a lmo 2.6.30 kernel, using the defconfig
[ snip ]
> | Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> | Rebooting in 5 seconds..Passing control back to CFE...
What kernel were you running prior to trying 30?
When I migrated from 2.6.17 to 2.6.26, on a Broadcom
1480 based board, I discovered that there is some kind
of instruction cache problem, which causes userland to
fetch garbage instead of code from its mmap-ped executables.
I could not get init to execute successfully.
Sorry, I can no longer remember whether this problem was
SMP specific or not (like what you're experiencing);
it might have been.
At some point in the kernel history, Ralfie decided that
the flush_icache_page function is unnecessary and
turned it into a MIPS-wide noop. But the SB1 core, which has
a VIVT instruction cache, it appears that there
is some kind of issue whereby when it
is handling a fault for a not-present virtual page,
it somehow ends up with bad data in the instruction
cache---perhaps an inconsistent state due to not having
been able to complete the fetch, but having initiated
a cache update on the expectation that the fetch
will complete. It seems that the the fault handler
is expected to do a flush.
Anyway, see if you can work this patch (based on 2.6.26)
into your kernel, and report whether it makes any difference.
--- include/asm-mips/cacheflush.h (revision 2677)
+++ include/asm-mips/cacheflush.h (revision 2678)
@@ -37,6 +37,7 @@
unsigned long start, unsigned long end);
extern void (*flush_cache_page)(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned
long page, unsigned long pfn);
extern void __flush_dcache_page(struct page *page);
+extern void __flush_icache_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page
static inline void flush_dcache_page(struct page *page)
@@ -57,11 +58,6 @@
-static inline void flush_icache_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
- struct page *page)
extern void (*flush_icache_range)(unsigned long start, unsigned long
extern void (*__flush_cache_vmap)(void);
@@ -93,6 +89,13 @@
extern void (*local_flush_data_cache_page)(void * addr);
extern void (*flush_data_cache_page)(unsigned long addr);
+static inline void flush_icache_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
+ struct page *page)
+ __flush_icache_page(vma, page);
* This flag is used to indicate that the page pointed to by a pte
* is dirty and requires cleaning before returning it to the user.
--- arch/mips/mm/cache.c (revision 2677)
+++ arch/mips/mm/cache.c (revision 2678)
@@ -93,6 +93,14 @@
+void __flush_icache_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page *page)
+ if (vma->vm_flags & VM_EXEC)
+ flush_icache_range((unsigned long) page_address(page),
void __flush_anon_page(struct page *page, unsigned long vmaddr)
unsigned long addr = (unsigned long) page_address(page);