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SubjectRe: [BUG,2.6.28,s390] Fails to boot in Hercules S/390 emulator
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On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 03:30 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Kernels after 2.6.27 fail to boot in the Hercules S/390 emulator, quite
> early in the boot process:
> 0.000000! Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
> 0.000000! Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
> 0.000000! Linux version 2.6.29-rc7 (root@aragorn) (gcc version 4.2.4 (Debian 4.2.4-4)) #11 SMP Thu Mar 5 20:02:03 CET 2009
> 0.000000! setup: Linux is running natively in 31-bit mode
> 0.000000! setup: The hardware system has IEEE compatible floating point units
> 0.000000! Zone PFN ranges:
> 0.000000! Normal 0x00000000 -> 0x00010000
> 0.000000! Movable zone start PFN for each node
> 0.000000! early_node_map 1! active PFN ranges
> 0.000000! 0: 0x00000000 -> 0x00010000
> 0.000000! Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 65024
> 0.000000! Kernel command line: ro vmpoff="LOGOFF" root=/dev/disk/by-path/ccw-0.0.0120-part1 BOOT_IMAGE=4
> 0.000000! PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 4096 bytes)
> 0.000503! console ttyS0! enabled
> 0.002333! Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
> 0.012841! Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
> 0.129660! Memory: 252032k/262144k available (2271k kernel code, 0k reserved, 922k data, 164k init)
> 0.130086! Write protected kernel read-only data: 0x12000 - 0x2fbfff
> 0.133887! Security Framework initialized
> 0.134064! SELinux: Disabled at boot.
> 0.134996! Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
> 0.141419! Initializing cgroup subsys ns
> 0.141605! Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
> 0.142009! Initializing cgroup subsys devices
> 0.180403! cpu: 2 configured CPUs, 0 standby CPUs
> [... here the boot stops, normally followed by: ...]
> 17179568.691707! cpu 0 phys_idx=0 vers=00 ident=002623 machine=3090 unused=0000
> 17179568.699479! cpu 1 phys_idx=1 vers=00 ident=102623 machine=3090 unused=0000
> 17179568.699636! Brought up 2 CPUs
>
> I've bisected this to the following commit:
> commit 5cd1c9c5cf30d4b33df3d3f74d8142f278d536b7
> Author: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
> Date: Mon Sep 22 14:42:43 2008 -0700
> timekeeping: fix rounding problem during clock update
>
> After reverting 5cd1c9c5cf30 and the somewhat related 6c9bacb41c10 on top
> of 2.6.28.7, the system boots OK again [1].

Huh. No clue right off. What clocksource is in use on this system?

cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource


Also can you provide the output with the following patch?

thanks
-john


diff --git a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
index 900f1b6..e832ffc 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
@@ -547,6 +547,7 @@ void update_wall_time(void)
* add the remainder to the error difference.
*/
xtime.tv_nsec = ((s64)clock->xtime_nsec >> clock->shift) + 1;
+ printk("xtime.tv_nsec: %ld clock->xtime_nsec: %lld shift: %ld\n", xtime.tv_nsec, clock->xtime_nsec, clock->shift);
clock->xtime_nsec -= (s64)xtime.tv_nsec << clock->shift;
clock->error += clock->xtime_nsec << (NTP_SCALE_SHIFT - clock->shift);




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