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SubjectRe: [patch 0/9] x86, xsave: xsave/xrstor support

* Rene Herman <rene.herman@keyaccess.nl> wrote:

> On 01-08-08 00:50, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
>> there are a handful of old ISA-ish drivers that can crash randconfig
>> kernels in various ways. [indefinite lockups, crashes, stomped-over
>> hardware, non-working keyboard, etc.]
>>
>> I mapped most of them out via many months of trial-and-error - but it
>> would still be nice to have some separate config option to disable the
>> known ones. CONFIG_ALLOW_NON_GENERIC or something like that - which i
>> would unset in the randconfig runs.
>>
>> ( They are not CONFIG_BROKEN per se, because often it's hardware that
>> cannot be probed in any reliable way - the driver just assumes it's
>> there. )
>
> If you have a list, I might be able to do something about some of
> them.

find attached below a newer version of the original list i published
half a year ago:

http://people.redhat.com/mingo/auto-qa-patches/Kconfig-qa.patch

these are just pragmatic local hacks to get things going. (There are
more per machine quirks as well.)

i have not used a BROKEN annotation because CONFIG_BROKEN is
impractical: it just kills code altogether, indiscriminately. There's no
way for users to enable CONFIG_BROKEN in the upstream kernel - nothing
selects it and it's not an interactive option either.

So by all means if we mark a driver or a kernel feature as
CONFIG_BROKEN, it's killed altogether for all practical purposes.

What we'd need is some more gradual approach: for example a way to mark
"drivers that are not expected to boot on a whitebox PC", without
removing them altogether via a CONFIG_BROKEN dependency - often it's
hardware that cannot be probed safely.

Ingo

------------------>
Index: linux/security/smack/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/security/smack/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/smack/Kconfig
@@ -1,6 +1,9 @@
config SECURITY_SMACK
bool "Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel Support"
depends on NETLABEL && SECURITY_NETWORK
+ # breaks networking (TCP connections)
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
default n
help
This selects the Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel.
Index: linux/drivers/block/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/block/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/block/Kconfig
@@ -71,6 +71,11 @@ config BLK_DEV_XD
config PARIDE
tristate "Parallel port IDE device support"
depends on PARPORT_PC
+
+ # the probe can hang during bootup on non-PARIDE boxes
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if PARIDE = y
+
---help---
There are many external CD-ROM and disk devices that connect through
your computer's parallel port. Most of them are actually IDE devices
Index: linux/drivers/i2c/busses/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/i2c/busses/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/i2c/busses/Kconfig
@@ -610,6 +610,11 @@ config I2C_ELEKTOR
config I2C_PCA_ISA
tristate "PCA9564 on an ISA bus"
depends on ISA
+
+ # takes away IRQ10 on venus and thus breaks e1000
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
+
select I2C_ALGOPCA
default n
help
Index: linux/drivers/ide/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/ide/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/ide/Kconfig
@@ -9,6 +9,11 @@ config HAVE_IDE
menuconfig IDE
tristate "ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support"
depends on HAVE_IDE
+
+ # my test box expects /dev/sda, not /dev/hda
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if IDE = y
+
depends on BLOCK
---help---
If you say Y here, your kernel will be able to manage low cost mass
Index: linux/drivers/isdn/icn/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/isdn/icn/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/isdn/icn/Kconfig
@@ -4,6 +4,11 @@
config ISDN_DRV_ICN
tristate "ICN 2B and 4B support"
depends on ISA
+
+ # crashed on venus, see config-Sun_May_25_11_00_41_CEST_2008.bad
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
+
help
This enables support for two kinds of ISDN-cards made by a German
company called ICN. 2B is the standard version for a single ISDN
Index: linux/drivers/media/video/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/media/video/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/media/video/Kconfig
@@ -481,6 +481,9 @@ config VIDEO_SAA6588
config VIDEO_PMS
tristate "Mediavision Pro Movie Studio Video For Linux"
depends on ISA && VIDEO_V4L1
+ # hung on bootup on mars, see config-Wed_Jun__4_14_33_56_CEST_2008.bad
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
help
Say Y if you have such a thing.

Index: linux/drivers/mtd/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/mtd/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/mtd/Kconfig
@@ -1,6 +1,11 @@
menuconfig MTD
tristate "Memory Technology Device (MTD) support"
depends on HAS_IOMEM
+
+ # dangerous to enable - sometimes hangs on probe
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if MTD = y
+
help
Memory Technology Devices are flash, RAM and similar chips, often
used for solid state file systems on embedded devices. This option
Index: linux/drivers/net/appletalk/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/net/appletalk/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/net/appletalk/Kconfig
@@ -52,6 +52,11 @@ config LTPC
config COPS
tristate "COPS LocalTalk PC support"
depends on DEV_APPLETALK && (ISA || EISA)
+ #
+ # Can hang
+ #
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if COPS = y
help
This allows you to use COPS AppleTalk cards to connect to LocalTalk
networks. You also need version 1.3.3 or later of the netatalk
Index: linux/drivers/scsi/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/scsi/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/scsi/Kconfig
@@ -1520,6 +1520,11 @@ config SCSI_NSP32
config SCSI_DEBUG
tristate "SCSI debugging host simulator"
depends on SCSI
+
+ # this creates a fake /dev/sda which confuses the bzImage bootup
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if SCSI_DEBUG = y
+
help
This is a host adapter simulator that can simulate multiple hosts
each with multiple dummy SCSI devices (disks). It defaults to one
Index: linux/drivers/video/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/video/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/video/Kconfig
@@ -236,6 +236,11 @@ comment "Frame buffer hardware drivers"

config FB_CIRRUS
tristate "Cirrus Logic support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_CIRRUS = y
+
depends on FB && (ZORRO || PCI)
select FB_CFB_FILLRECT
select FB_CFB_COPYAREA
@@ -546,6 +551,11 @@ config FB_CT65550

config FB_ASILIANT
bool "Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_ASILIANT = y
+
depends on (FB = y) && PCI
select FB_CFB_FILLRECT
select FB_CFB_COPYAREA
@@ -564,6 +574,11 @@ config FB_IMSTT

config FB_VGA16
tristate "VGA 16-color graphics support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_VGA16 = y
+
depends on FB && (X86 || PPC)
select FB_CFB_FILLRECT
select FB_CFB_COPYAREA
@@ -674,6 +689,11 @@ config FB_UVESA

config FB_VESA
bool "VESA VGA graphics support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_VESA = y
+
depends on (FB = y) && X86
select FB_CFB_FILLRECT
select FB_CFB_COPYAREA
@@ -1299,6 +1319,11 @@ config FB_MATROX_MULTIHEAD

config FB_RADEON
tristate "ATI Radeon display support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_RADEON = y
+
depends on FB && PCI
select FB_BACKLIGHT if FB_RADEON_BACKLIGHT
select FB_MODE_HELPERS
@@ -1581,6 +1606,11 @@ config FB_VT8623

config FB_CYBLA
tristate "Cyberblade/i1 support"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_CYBLA = y
+
depends on FB && PCI && X86_32 && !64BIT
select FB_CFB_IMAGEBLIT
select VIDEO_SELECT
@@ -2006,6 +2036,11 @@ config FB_SH7760

config FB_VIRTUAL
tristate "Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)"
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FB_VIRTUAL = y
+
depends on FB
select FB_SYS_FILLRECT
select FB_SYS_COPYAREA
Index: linux/drivers/video/console/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/video/console/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/video/console/Kconfig
@@ -61,6 +61,11 @@ config VIDEO_SELECT

config MDA_CONSOLE
depends on !M68K && !PARISC && ISA
+
+ # can hang on a box without this hardware
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if MDA_CONSOLE = y
+
tristate "MDA text console (dual-headed) (EXPERIMENTAL)"
---help---
Say Y here if you have an old MDA or monochrome Hercules graphics
@@ -113,6 +118,10 @@ config DUMMY_CONSOLE_ROWS

config FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE
tristate "Framebuffer Console support"
+
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE = y
+
depends on FB
select CRC32
help
Index: linux/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
+++ linux/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
@@ -324,6 +324,12 @@ config SC520_WDT
config EUROTECH_WDT
tristate "Eurotech CPU-1220/1410 Watchdog Timer"
depends on X86
+
+ # this ISA driver puts itself on IRQ10 - if IRQ10 happens to
+ # trigger then that will cause a watchdog-initiated reboot
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if EUROTECH_WDT = y
+
help
Enable support for the watchdog timer on the Eurotech CPU-1220 and
CPU-1410 cards. These are PC/104 SBCs. Spec sheets and product
@@ -830,6 +836,11 @@ config MIXCOMWD
config WDT
tristate "WDT Watchdog timer"
depends on ISA
+
+ # this ISA driver sits on IRQ11 by default - blocking forcedeth
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT if WDT = y
+
---help---
If you have a WDT500P or WDT501P watchdog board, say Y here,
otherwise N. It is not possible to probe for this board, which means
Index: linux/fs/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/fs/Kconfig
+++ linux/fs/Kconfig
@@ -1636,6 +1636,11 @@ config NFS_V4
config ROOT_NFS
bool "Root file system on NFS"
depends on NFS_FS=y && IP_PNP
+
+ # hangs a non-root-NFS box during bootup
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
+
help
If you want your system to mount its root file system via NFS,
choose Y here. This is common practice for managing systems
Index: linux/security/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/security/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/Kconfig
@@ -85,6 +85,11 @@ config SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
config SECURITY_ROOTPLUG
bool "Root Plug Support"
depends on USB=y && SECURITY
+
+ # fails with hard-to-debug "could not find init" boot failure
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
+
help
This is a sample LSM module that should only be used as such.
It prevents any programs running with egid == 0 if a specific
Index: linux/security/selinux/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/security/selinux/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/selinux/Kconfig
@@ -100,6 +100,11 @@ config SECURITY_SELINUX_CHECKREQPROT_VAL
config SECURITY_SELINUX_ENABLE_SECMARK_DEFAULT
bool "NSA SELinux enable new secmark network controls by default"
depends on SECURITY_SELINUX
+
+ # old system booted up with this cannot ssh out
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
+
default n
help
This option determines whether the new secmark-based network

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