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Re: execution failing

Subject: Re: execution failing
From: Systemkennung Linux <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 18:12:02 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Elias Kesh" at May 14, 97 00:08:04 am
Hi Elias,

> Question. I am trying to load and elf file (sh, the first file the kernel 
> tries to execute) and it's failing. It seems as if it's trying to load it 
> at 0x400000 which is a physical address. The function do_load_elf_binary 
> in fs/binfmt_elf.c returns no error, but when it tries to pad zeros or 
> execute it starting at 0x400000 logical it dies. Is there some mapping 
> that has to go on that I have failed to set up ? I am using version 
> 2.0.21 of the kernel on the Algorithmics P4032 board with a 5230 
> processor from QED.

That function tries to access the userspace using clear_user().  Doing
so it will also load TLB entries into the TLB.  It might be that the
pipeline of the 5230 is a bit different such that this fails.

What exactly does happen?  If you can catch the error - what's the TLB's
contents after your problem happend?

For testing purposes it is probably helpfull if you use a very small
program like the assembler written hello world program available on


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