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Re: Help with decoding a NMI Watchdog interrupt on an Octeon

To: Jan Rovins <>
Subject: Re: Help with decoding a NMI Watchdog interrupt on an Octeon
From: David Daney <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:25:40 -0700
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On 06/17/2010 02:03 PM, Jan Rovins wrote:
Hi, I need some tips on how to go about deciphering the following NMI dump.

This is from a kernel that came with the Cavium Networks 1.8.1
Is there any way to get some kind of back trace from this, or just find
out which function it was in?

I have been playing around with objdump -x vmlinux but I cant zero in on
anything this way.

Thanks in advance,

*** NMI Watchdog interrupt on Core 0x6 ***
$0 0x0000000000000000 at 0x000000001010cce0
v0 0x000000000000003d v1 0x000000000000024a
a0 0xffffffff807d7b70 a1 0x0000000000000000
a2 0x000000000000024a a3 0x0000000000000000
a4 0xffffffff807d7b60 a5 0x0000000000000080
a6 0x0000000000000001 a7 0xa800000411c62578
t0 0x0000000000000001 t1 0xa80000048ef3e880
t2 0xffffffff82d40000 t3 0xa80000041f48c000
s0 0xc0000000000d9640 s1 0xc000000000088028
s2 0x0000000000000000 s3 0x0000000000000180
s4 0x0000000000000000 s5 0x0000000000000000
s6 0xb7a89c196f513832 s7 0x0000000000000000
t8 0xffffffff807d0000 t9 0xffffffff807d0000
k0 0x0000000000000000 k1 0x00000000104dbcbf
gp 0xa80000041f48c000 sp 0xa80000041f48fcf0
s8 0x0000000000000000 ra 0xc0000000023c5004
epc 0xffffffff802b10b8

You may want to verify that epc value is being loaded from C0_ErrorEPC rather than C0_EPC. SDK-1.8.1 gets this wrong.

Look in watchgog.c:octeon_watchdog_nmi_stage3.

Once you have it printing the ErrorEPC value, the trace actually tells you what was happening when the NMI fired.

objdump -d vmlinux will give you a disassembly of the kernel, and away you go.

David Daney

status 0x000000001058cce4 cause 0x0000000040008c08
sum0 0x0000002100000000 en0 0x0000009300008000
Code around epc
0xffffffff802b10a8 000000002406ffff
0xffffffff802b10ac 0000000064a5ffff
0xffffffff802b10b0 0000000010a60005
0xffffffff802b10b4 0000000000000000
0xffffffff802b10b8 0000000080620000
0xffffffff802b10bc 000000001440fffb
0xffffffff802b10c0 0000000064630001
0xffffffff802b10c4 000000006463ffff
0xffffffff802b10c8 0000000003e00008

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