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SubjectRE: 4.18rc3 TX2 boot failure with "ACPICA: AML parser: attempt to continue loading table after error"
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-acpi-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:linux-acpi-
> owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Rafael J. Wysocki
> Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 12:52 AM
> To: Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@arm.com>
> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org>; Schmauss, Erik
> <erik.schmauss@intel.com>; linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org; linux-
> kernel@vger.kernel.org; Rafael J . Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net>; linux-arm-
> kernel@lists.infradead.org; Lorenzo Pieralisi <lorenzo.pieralisi@arm.com>
> Subject: Re: 4.18rc3 TX2 boot failure with "ACPICA: AML parser: attempt to
> continue loading table after error"
>
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:30 AM, Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@arm.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 07/02/2018 04:52 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:41 PM, Jeremy Linton
> >> <jeremy.linton@arm.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I'm experiencing two problems with commit 5088814a6e931 which is
> "ACPICA:
> >>> AML parser: attempt to continue loading table after error"
> >>>
> >>> The first is this boot failure on a thunderX2:
> >>>
> >>> [ 10.770098] ACPI Error: Ignore error and continue table load
> >>> (20180531/psobject-604)
> >>> [ 10.777926] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
> >>> [ 10.950199] Call trace:
> >>>
> >>> [ 10.952663] acpi_ps_peek_opcode+0x1c/0x40
> >>> [ 10.956797] acpi_ps_create_op+0x54/0x278
> >>> [ 10.960842] acpi_ps_parse_loop+0x1b4/0x6c8
> >>> [ 10.965063] acpi_ps_parse_aml+0xe0/0x2b4
> >>> [ 10.969108] acpi_ps_execute_table+0xa0/0x104
> >>> [ 10.973505] acpi_ns_execute_table+0x120/0x194
> >>> [ 10.977989] acpi_ns_parse_table+0x34/0x68
> >>> [ 10.982122] acpi_ns_load_table+0x4c/0xbc
> >>> [ 10.986169] acpi_tb_load_namespace+0x1d4/0x240
> >>> [ 10.990744] acpi_load_tables+0x50/0xbc
> >>> [ 10.994614] acpi_init+0xb8/0x374
> >>> [ 10.997959] do_one_initcall+0x54/0x208
> >>> [ 11.001829] kernel_init_freeable+0x224/0x300
> >>> [ 11.006229] kernel_init+0x18/0x118
> >>> [ 11.009747] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18
> >>> [ 11.013354] Code: aa0003f3 aa1e03e0 d503201f f9400661 (39400020)
> >>> [ 11.019535] ---[ end trace 2bd8068593cf8acc ]---
> >>> [ 11.024195] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
> >>> [ 11.029488] SMP: stopping secondary CPUs
> >>> [ 11.033480] ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
> >>> ]---
> >>>
> >>> Which does appear to be the result of some bad data in the table,
> >>> but it was working with 4.17, and reverting this commit solves the
> >>> problem.
> >>
> >>
> >> But this commit fixes another regression which was more widespread.
> >>
> >> Apparently, we can't work around all of the errors in the tables out
> >> there at the same time. :-/
> >
> >
> > NP, Let me see if I can come up with a way to harden the
> > parse_loop/create_op code enough that it doesn't crash the machine.
>
> Sure. I'll look at it too.

I it looks like there are error cases that have yet to be implemented...
Jeremy, could send an ACPI dump of this thunderX2 machine?

Thanks,
Erik

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