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To: Huacai Chen <chenhuacai@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Commit 597ce1723 (MIPS: Support for 64-bit FP with O32 binaries) causing qemu hang with mips64 kernels
From: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:55:42 -0800
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On 02/07/2014 07:57 PM, Huacai Chen wrote:
Hi,

Maybe you can try this:
http://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/6506/
http://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/6507/

With those two patches applied the problem is gone.

Thanks a lot!

Guenter

On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:

Hi all,

in 3.14-rc1, my mips64 qemu test fails. The image boots and then hangs.
Bisect points to commit 597ce1723 (MIPS: Support for 64-bit FP with O32
binaries).
Reverting this commit fixes the problem. Disabling MIPS_O32_FP64_SUPPORT
in my test image does _not_ solve the problem. The qemu version does not
seem
to make a difference; I tested with qemu 1.6.0 and 1.7.0.

Console log output is available in
http://server.roeck-us.net:8010/builders/qemu-mips64-master/builds/34/steps/buildcommand/logs/stdio

When the problem is seen, the emulation hangs as can be seen in the log,
and the qemu process consumes 100% CPU until it is killed.

qemu command line is

qemu-system-mips64 -kernel vmlinux -M malta -hda
core-image-minimal-qemumips64.ext3 \
-vga cirrus -usb -usbdevice wacom-tablet -no-reboot -m 128 --append
"root=/dev/hda \
rw mem=128M console=ttyS0 console=tty" -nographic

The same configuration works fine with earlier kernels. I'll be happy to
provide
the detailed configuration as well as the root file system for testing if
needed.

Obviously I have no idea if this is a problem with the patch or with qemu.
If there is anything I can do to help tracking down the problem further,
please let me know.

Thanks,
Guenter





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