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SubjectRE: [patch 0/4] x86: PAT followup - Incremental changes and bug fixes

Can you attach the e820 map from the top of your dmesg.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andreas Herrmann []
>Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:58 AM
>To: Pallipadi, Venkatesh
>; Barnes, Jesse;;
>Subject: Re: [patch 0/4] x86: PAT followup - Incremental
>changes and bug fixes
>I just want to report that the PAT support in x86/mm causes crashes
>on two of my test machines. On both boxes the SATA detection does
>not work when the PAT support is patched into the kernel.
>Symptoms are as follows -- best described by a diff between the
>two boot.logs:
># diff boot-failing.log boot-working.log
>-Linux version 2.6.24-rc8-ga9f7faa5 (root@hunter) (gcc version ...
>+Linux version 2.6.24-rc8-g2ea3cf43 (root@hunter) (gcc version ...
> early_iounmap(ffffffff82a0b000, 00001000)
>-early_ioremap(000000000000c000, 00001000) => -000002103394304
>-early_iounmap(ffffffff82a0c000, 00001000)
> early_iounmap(ffffffff82808000, 00001000)
>-ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:12.0 disabled
>-sata_sil: probe of 0000:00:12.0 failed with error -12
>+scsi0 : sata_sil
>+scsi1 : sata_sil
>+ata1: SATA max UDMA/100 mmio m512@0xc0403000 tf 0xc0403080 irq 22
>-AC'97 space ioremap problem
>-ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:14.5 disabled
>-ATI IXP AC97 controller: probe of 0000:00:14.5 failed with error -5
> ALSA device list:
>- No soundcards found.
>+ #0: ATI IXP rev 80 with ALC655 at 0xc0403800, irq 17
>-VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
>-Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the
>available partitions:
>-1600 4194302 hdc driver: ide-cdrom
>-Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
>+kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
>+EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
>+VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
> <snip>
>The second test machine uses ahci. But the symptoms are similar.
>I performed a git-bisect on x86/mm. Last commit that worked for me was
>2ea3cf43fddecbfd66353caafdf73ec21ea3760b (x86: fix
>early_ioremap() ISA window)
>The subsequent commits for PAT support introduced the problem.
>I noticed that PAT should be disabled by default, but
>obviously the patches
>still have some side-effect. (Maybe ioremap changes lead to
>the problem?)
>Boot-logs are attached:
> boot-failing.log for x86/mm as of v2.6.24-rc8-672-ga9f7faa
> boot-working.log for x86/mm as of v2.6.24-rc8-621-g2ea3cf4
>Hopefully it helps to track down the problem.
>Maybe someone has an idea why the PAT patches are causing that
>ominous "PCI interrupt for device ... disabled" messages.
>Thanks and regards,

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