[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Toshiba JMR 3927 working setup?

Subject: Re: Toshiba JMR 3927 working setup?
From: Gregor Waltz <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:05:48 -0500
In-reply-to: <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
References: <> <> <> <> <> <>
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20070403)
Thiemo Seufer wrote:
Gregor Waltz wrote:
Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:49:49 -0500, Gregor Waltz <> 
I built linux- with the above, but the results are still the same and the EPC is not in
Are you searching the exact EPC value in
Usually you should find a function symbol which contains the EPC value in it.

Or you can do "mipsel-linux-objdump -d vmlinux" and search the EPC value.
The current error is:
Exception! EPC=80026290 CAUSE=00000020(Sys)
80026290 0000000c syscall

80026290 is not in, however, the objdump is much more informative and does contain that value. That particular syscall is in:

8002628c <kernel_execve>:
8002628c:       24020fab        li      v0,4011
80026290:       0000000c        syscall
80026294:       00401821        move    v1,v0
80026298:       14e00003        bnez    a3,800262a8 <kernel_execve+0x1c>
8002629c:       00000000        nop
800262a0:       03e00008        jr      ra
800262a4:       00601021        move    v0,v1
800262a8:       03e00008        jr      ra
800262ac:       00031023        negu    v0,v1

Does that provide any clues?

The kernel failed to set up the general exception handler correctly.
It should have done that before attempting to start the first kernel


From where in the kernel image should execution begin?

Presuming that the output of "objdump -d" reflects the disassembled binary from the beginning in order, it looks like my 2.6 kernel is running straight into run_init_process as the first real code executed. From what I have seen in the kernel code, run_init_process should be jumped to far later in the boot process. If what I am thinking is correct, then it also explains why the failure happens in kernel_execve.

I have also included the start of my working kernel, which has _ftext with non-zero data as its first entry. Is the _ftext the ELF header or some other info for the boot loader?


linux-     file format elf32-tradlittlemips

Disassembly of section .text:

80020000 <run_init_process-0x400>:

80020400 <run_init_process>:
80020400:       3c028033        lui     v0,0x8033
80020404:       3c068033        lui     a2,0x8033
80020408:       244594dc        addiu   a1,v0,-27428
8002040c:       24c69450        addiu   a2,a2,-27568
80020410: 080098a3 j 8002628c <kernel_execve> // Should this be happening already?
80020414:       ac4494dc        sw      a0,-27428(v0)

80020418 <init_post>:

run_init_process is from linux-

Our working kernel starts differently:

linux-2.4.12/vmlinux:     file format elf32-tradlittlemips

Disassembly of section .text:

80020000 <_ftext>:
80020000: 26 80 01 3c 14 42 3d ac 02 80 08 3c 80 04 08 25 &..<.B=....<...% 80020010: 08 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

80020298 <except_vec2_generic>:
80020298:       401a8000        mfc0    k0,$16
8002029c:       241bfff8        li      k1,-8
800202a0:       035bd024        and     k0,k0,k1
800202a4:       375a0002        ori     k0,k0,0x2
800202a8:       409a8000        mtc0    k0,$16
800202b8:       0800b248        j       8002c920 <cache_parity_error>
800202bc:       00000000        nop

800202c0 <except_vec4>:

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>