Linkstation Mini and __machine_arch_type problem, not booting since 3.8

Gregory CLEMENT gregory.clement at
Fri Jun 19 02:33:13 PDT 2015

Hi Benjamin,

On 19/06/2015 03:50, Benjamin Cama wrote:
> Hi Grégory, Andrew and Arnd,
> Le jeudi 18 juin 2015 à 10:12 +0200, Gregory CLEMENT a écrit :
>> On 15/06/2015 15:51, Benjamin Cama wrote:
>>> Also, my intent at first was to try converting this machine to DT, so 
>>> maybe
>>> the solution to my problem would simply be to try converting it and see
>>> if it fixes the problem?
>> Indeed it is your best option given the problem you exposed later in this
>> thread. Our plan in mid-term is to completely remove the non-DT support.
>> So converting the board is definitely the right thing to do.
>> The conversation should not be too hard to achieve, you will have mainly to
>> write a dts, build a dtb an append it to your kernel.
>> You can have a look on waht was done for the LaCie d2 Network platform, see
>> 94b0bd366e36379c994bdaa84f 'ARM: orion5x: convert d2net to Device Tree'
> OK, I tried following you advice, and copied step by step the dts with
> values corresponding to my board.
>> If you have any trouble or question during the conversion we will 
>> help you.
> It took several iterations to get done, but attached is the dts I
> wrote. Still, it doesn't boot and I get no message after the
> decompressor message. But I get something: the leds change according to
> the configuration of the dts, so something is going on (I noticed the
> change after several failed boot where no led changed and fixing a typo
> made it).
> My main problem is getting some debug messages: no amount of "debug"
> and "loglevel" on the command line seems to change anything. Is it too
> early in the boot process to get anything output or am I doing
> something wrong? (I activated some configs for debugging, but I may
> have missed the good one)

Try to activate earlyprintk. For this you have to select CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK
which depend on DEBUG_LL. You will also have to add the argument
"earlyprintk" to your kernel parameters.


> Thanks,
> --
> benjamin

Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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