On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 09:53:03AM -0700, David Daney wrote:
> From: David Daney <email@example.com>
> Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:53:03 -0700
> To: Thomas Horsten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com, Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [BUG] R5000 failure in kmap_coherent on Lasat board, bug that
> has been there for a while?
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> Thomas Horsten wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> (resending w/ more info because the first one didn't make it to the
>> list - I'm subscribed now so hopefully it'll go through this time):
>> This crash happens (late) during boot with 188.8.131.52. I think this is a
>> general R5k issue with the cache handling code. It only seems to
>> happen when the swap is in use like someone else observed, but usually
>> only after some big processes like mysql have been started.
>> As far as I can see it's the same issue that has been reported several
>> other places, but with no resolution in any of them:
>> and also seen by someone else here:
>> I'm thinking some subtle difference between R4k and R5k caches which
>> isn't taken into account, or an aliasing bug that only triggers on
> I have a mips 4KEc based system where I think it is happening too (sigma8634
> based w/ 2.6.15 kernel).
>> I also found what seems to be a related patch from OpenWRT but I have
>> no idea what it's supposed to solve as I could only find the raw
>> In any case I tried to apply it to my Lasat kernel, but using the
>> _atomic functions instead of _coherent just causes a much earlier
> I will try said patch on my O2/R5000 and the sigma8634.
The patch is total bullshit. It doesn't even try to fix the issues but
rather disables the alias-avoidance mechanism.