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SubjectRe: OF-related boot crash in 3.3.0-rc3-00188-g3ec1e88
Hello, Meelis, Sam.

Sorry about the delay. I've been pretty swamped lately.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:11:05AM +0200, Meelis Roos wrote:
> Finished bisecting on the other machine too (Sun Fire V100 where strlen
> crashes):
> 7bd0b0f0da3b1ec11cbcc798eb0ef747a1184077 is the first bad commit
> commit 7bd0b0f0da3b1ec11cbcc798eb0ef747a1184077
> Author: Tejun Heo <>
> Date: Thu Dec 8 10:22:09 2011 -0800
> memblock: Reimplement memblock allocation using reverse free area iterator
> Now that all early memory information is in memblock when enabled, we
> can implement reverse free area iterator and use it to implement NUMA
> aware allocator which is then wrapped for simpler variants instead of
> the confusing and inefficient mending of information in separate NUMA
> aware allocator.
> Implement for_each_free_mem_range_reverse(), use it to reimplement
> memblock_find_in_range_node() which in turn is used by all allocators.
> The visible allocator interface is inconsistent and can probably use
> some cleanup too.
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
> Cc: Yinghai Lu <>

Hmmm.... So, different bisection results from two machines? That's a
bit weird. I *think* this bisection result makes more sense. Can you
please verify the bisection result on e2500 once more?



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