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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc 4xx: DDR0_14[REDUC] decoded incorrectly

>> However, "1" is decoded as 64 bit (8 byte), "0" - as 32 bit (4 byte) bus
>> by the kernel code. My understanding is this is not correct - patch
>> attached.
> You are missing the Signed-off-by tag that is needed.
I'm sorry.

Signed-off-by: Mikhail Zolotaryov <>

> Aside from that, I'm curious if you found this just through inspection, or
> if you actually had a problem because of it. Your fix seems correct, yet
> I've had no problems with my boards at all.

I'm actually working on custom PowerPC 440EPX board development here and
have found the problem: without applying changes described, Linux
detects memory size incorrectly and is unable to start. The rest of
memory size computation process seems to be correct.

I have checked Sequoia evaluation board with U-Boot 2009.1 and confirm
that original kernel code reported memory size correctly. So, for my
understanding, if computation algorithm was wrong but result was correct
- the problem is source data i.e. initial DDR configuration parameters
loaded by U-Boot (please don't give a damn that memory size is always
reported correctly by U-Boot - it's hard-coded constant there). I have
checked Sequoia board schematics (DES0211_11_SCH_11.pdf, page 5, unit
U1D) and noted that BankSel#1 is not connected, while bootloader memory
configuration is (board/amcc/sequoia/sdram.c):
mtsdram(DDR0_10, 0x00000300);
i.e. both Chip Selects used.

If I change this line to:
mtsdram(DDR0_10, 0x00000100);
memory is accessible, patched kernel detects memory size correctly and
kernel seems to be working well.

Please check my considerations, possibly it may be necessary to request
additional information from board manufacturer.

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