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SubjectRe: STRICT_KERNEL_RWX on PPC32 is broken on PowerMac G4

Le 21/11/2017 à 03:28, Balbir Singh a écrit :
> On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:36 AM, LEROY Christophe
> <> wrote:
>> Meelis Roos <> a écrit :
>>>>>> How early does it hang ? Any oops or trace ?
>>>>> Very early - instead oif kernel emssages, I see some repeated gibberish
>>>>> of some characteers, and the background turns white.
>>>>> I am booting from yaboot, background is normally black.
>>>> Ok, could you try by replacing #ifdef CONFIG_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX by #if 0
>>>> in arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
>>> With this change and CONFIG_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX=y, it still boots.
>>> BTW, I get these warnings (sorry for the word wrap from screen paste) -
>>> may they be related or rather not?
>>> WRAP arch/powerpc/boot/zImage.pmac
>>> WRAP arch/powerpc/boot/zImage.coff
>>> WRAP arch/powerpc/boot/zImage.miboot
>>> INFO: Uncompressed kernel (size 0x5d4c3c) overlaps the address of the
>>> wrapper(0x400000)
>>> INFO: Fixing the link_address of wrapper to (0x600000)
>> Then i believe there is something wrong with commit
>> Balbir, do you have any idea ?
> Hmm.. interesting, so nobats works, but code-patching has issues? Any
> chance you can boot with xmon=on on the command line
> when you drop into the xmon> prompt, type dl to get the kernel log.

I have the same issue with a 83xx board allthought it is booting well on
my 8xx boards.

Indeed the issue is that patch_instruction() is called from
early_init(), therefor all static data must be addressed using PTRRELOC()

I have submitted a fixup patch, can you review it ?
slab_is_available() cannot be called that early for the same reason but
I believe it is not needed.


> Balbir Singh.

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