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SubjectRe: PPC476 hangs during tlb flush after calling /init in crash kernel with linux 5.4+
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On Tue, 2021-04-27 at 19:26 +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Hi Eddies,
>
> Le 27/04/2021 à 19:03, Eddie James a écrit :
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm having a problem in simulation and hardware where my PPC476
> > processor stops executing instructions after callling /init. In my
> > case
> > this is a bash script. The code descends to flush the TLB, and
> > somewhere in the loop in _tlbil_pid, the PC goes to
> > InstructionTLBError47x but does not go any further. This only
> > occurs in
> > the crash kernel environment, which is using the same kernel,
> > initramfs, and init script as the main kernel, which executed fine.
> > I
> > do not see this problem with linux 4.19 or 3.10. I do see it with
> > 5.4
> > and 5.10. I see a fair amount of refactoring in the PPC memory
> > management area between 4.19 and 5.4. Can anyone point me in a
> > direction to debug this further? My stack trace is below as I can
> > run
> > gdb in simulation.
>
> Can you bisect to pin point the culprit commit ?

Hi, thanks for your prompt reply.

Good idea! I have bisected to:

commit 9e849f231c3c72d4c3c1b07c9cd19ae789da0420 (b8-bad,
refs/bisect/bad)
Author: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
Date: Thu Feb 21 19:08:40 2019 +0000

powerpc/mm/32s: use generic mmu_mapin_ram() for all blocks.

Now that mmu_mapin_ram() is able to handle other blocks
than the one starting at 0, the WII can use it for all
its blocks.

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>

I also confirmed that reverting this commit resolves the issue in 5.4+.

Now, I don't understand why this is problematic or what is really
happening... Reverting is probably not the desired solution.

Thanks
Eddie


>
> Assuming the problem is in arch/powerpc/ , you should get the result
> in approx 10 steps:
>
> [root@po15610vm linux-powerpc]# git bisect start -- arch/powerpc/
> [root@po15610vm linux-powerpc]# git bisect bad v5.4
> [root@po15610vm linux-powerpc]# git bisect good v4.19
> Bisecting: 964 revisions left to test after this (roughly 10 steps)
>
>
> Christophe

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