bug with 3.4.6, 3.5.3, 3.6.1

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Oct 11 06:36:37 EDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 06:46:35AM +0100, Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Gilles,

> when booting Linux v3.4.6, v3.5.3, or v3.6.1 on a pandaboard with an 
> OMAP4430 ES2.1, compiled with the following configuration:
> http://xenomai.org/~gch/config-panda
> I get the bug below after mounting the root filesystem.
> CONFIG_VMSPLIT_2G and CONFIG_THUMB2_KERNEL disabled seems to be the 
> combination which triggers the bug.
> With this configuration, it seems the init_mm.mm_count incrementation
> done at the beginning of secondary_start_kernel() is "lost" after the
> calls to cpu_switch_mm() and local_flush_tlb().
> Modifying the secondary_startup() function in head.S to pass the 
> swapper pgdir instead of the idmap pgdir in r4 also avoids the issue.

What's your PHYS_OFFSET? I suspect it's >= 2GB, in which case I have some
ideas about this problem.


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