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SubjectRe: Bisecting tip/auto-x86-next?
Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 3:23 AM, Kevin Winchester
> <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Kevin Winchester
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Kevin Winchester
>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>>>>>> * Kevin Winchester <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> hm, could you send me the config that triggered this?
>>>>>>>> I will do so tonight when I am home again. It is a UP AMD64 box with a
>>>>>>>> VIA chipset, if that helps.
>>>>>>>>> btw., you can probably ignore this one safely. Also please tell me at
>>>>>>>>> which commit ID you were at when you triggered this warning.
>>>>>>>> Good to know - I will get the commit ID tonight as well, although
>>>>>>>> wouldn't following the same bisection sequence that I did give you the
>>>>>>>> same
>>>>>>>> bisection point? I guess that would assume that linus/master and
>>>>>>>> auto-x86-next haven't changed much since last night, which might not be
>>>>>>>> correct.
>>>>>>> yeah, you'd probably not hit that warning with the x86/gart bisection
>>>>>>> sequence. (Assuming the bug is introduced in that branch - so you should
>>>>>>> first check whether pure x86/gart kernel triggers the problem too.)
>>>>>>> If you still have the commit ID around then please send it - if you
>>>>>>> dont,
>>>>>>> no problem, it's no big issue. I wanted to check how wide the bisection
>>>>>>> window is where the warning triggers.
>>>>>> I'm sorry - I accidentally checkout out x86/gart to test it before
>>>>>> grabbing
>>>>>> the commit ID.
>>>>>> I went ahead with the bisection and found:
>>>>>> 8c9fd91a0dc503f085169d44f4360be025f75224 is first bad commit
>>>>>> commit 8c9fd91a0dc503f085169d44f4360be025f75224
>>>>>> Author: Yinghai Lu <>
>>>>>> Date: Sun Apr 13 18:42:31 2008 -0700
>>>>>> x86: checking aperture size order
>>>>>> some systems are using 32M for gart and agp when memory is less than
>>>>>> 4G.
>>>>>> Kernel will reject and try to allcate another 64M that is not needed,
>>>>>> and we will waste 64M of perfectly good RAM.
>>>>>> this patch adds a workaround by checking aper_base/order between NB and
>>>>>> agp bridge. If they are the same, and memory size is less than 4G, it
>>>>>> will allow it.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
>>>>>> :040000 040000 848d6e4045a14d01fc0a794d4350d8a84f3ceff6
>>>>>> 4a10a52b41309060cd5dc1bf0c322f6d43b2477b M arch
>>>>>> :040000 040000 aa1cee87b1f5b1b30ed03ce6164ad7f404fef2a3
>>>>>> f9ce0aaa1f7d4fdc7bdc5a43285495db53a6f531 M drivers
>>>>>> as the first bad commit. I do not have time to look at the patch right
>>>>>> now,
>>>>>> but in case anyone else does, I figured I would post it.
>>>>> please send out whole boot logs with "debug" in command line.
>>>> "debug" in the command line doesn't seem to have any effect on the printout
>>>> (is there some config option I need to use with it?), but here it is anyway:
>>> are you using tip/master?
>> That log is from tip/x86/gart, which is where the problem patch was
>> bisected. Would you get better debugging info from tip/master (which
>> includes tip/x86/gart, I believe, and thus would show the problem as
>> well)?
> tip/master doesn't work?

I will check tip/master now, but I believe it doesn't work.

I will also correct myself, the log I sent you was from:

8c9fd91... x86: checking aperture size order

Kevin Winchester

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