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Re: SMP MIPS and Linux 3.2

To: Mikael Starvik <>
Subject: Re: SMP MIPS and Linux 3.2
From: "tiejun.chen" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:11:44 +0800
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Mikael Starvik wrote:
> I'm running Linux 3.2 on a MIPS 34K with two VPEs (in MT_SMP configuration). 
> It works fine in UP but with SMP it deadlocks during bootup (both CPUs gets 
> idle). Typically like this:
> [��� 0.090000] CPU revision is: 01019550 (MIPS 34Kc)
> [��� 0.090000] Primary instruction cache 32kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
> [��� 0.090000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, PIPT, no aliases, linesize 32 
> bytes
> [��� 0.170000] Brought up 2 CPUs
> <No more output>
> I have tried to enable __ARCH_WANT_INTERRUPTS_ON_CTXSW but that didn't 
> improve anything. Anyone else got this running or have any thoughts about 
> what the problem may be?

I think using git-bisect is the simplest way to figure out this if you already
know one kernel version is fine for mips 34kc.

Or did you try to pass 'nosmp' into the kernel command line? If good maybe
you're hitting some locking issues. You can enable those Kconfig options to
probe-to-debug these locking problem.


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