On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 02:26:13PM -0700, Jason Kwon wrote:
> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:26:13 -0700
> From: Jason Kwon <email@example.com>
> To: Guenter Roeck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: David Daney <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
> <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Octeon: Select CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE
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> On 08/19/2011 12:13 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> >On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 14:44 -0400, David Daney wrote:
> >>Current Octeon systems do in fact have holes in their memory zones.
> >>We need to select HOLES_IN_ZONE. If we do not, some memory
> >>configurations will result in crashes at boot time like this:
> >>CPU 6 Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address
> >>0000000000700000, epc == ffffffff8118fe00, ra == ffffffff8118fe9c
> >>Cpu 6
> >> ...
> >>Call Trace:
> >>[<ffffffff8118fe00>] setup_per_zone_wmarks+0x1b0/0x338
> >>[<ffffffff815cd738>] init_per_zone_wmark_min+0x64/0xd0
> >>[<ffffffff81100438>] do_one_initcall+0x38/0x160
> >>Reported-by: Jason Kwon<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>Signed-off-by: David Daney<email@example.com>
> >>Cc: Jason Kwon<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>Jason, can you test this patch?
> >>Ralf, if Jason reports that it fixes his problem, it probably is
> >>needed for 3.0 and 3.1.
> >Your patch fixes the problem for the board with CN38xx and 2GB RAM that
> >crashed previously.
> >Tested-by: Guenter Roeck<email@example.com>
> >Thanks a lot for looking into this.
> I applied the patch to 3.0.3 and was able to boot the CN58XX system
> without any memory restrictions. The same patched kernel booted on
> CN38XX ran into a different problem, which I'm looking into.
Applied. Thanks, folks!