gluebi problems on 2.6.28 backport

Holger Brunck holger.brunck at
Thu Jul 9 11:19:22 EDT 2009

Hi all, 
we are working on a powerpc (ppc 8xx) based system and we use ubi/ubifs
on a NOR flash device. Our kernel version is 2.6.28.

I have tried to integrate the newest UBI patches from the backport for
2.6.28 from:

Now ubi crashes if I try to write into a mtdblock device. Via "git
bisect" I have seen that the rework of the gluebi patch causes the
	UBI: make gluebi a separate module
        UBI: remove built-in gluebi

Unfortunately the second patch did not compile standalone for that, both
patches can cause the problem. 

I have formated a ubi device, attached and then created three ubi
volumes. ubinfo seems to be ok afterwards. 

If I try to copy something in a volume: 
cp /usr/local/bin/testfile /dev/mtdblock5
the kernel crashes. 

The error message is: 
-bash-3.2# cp /usr/local/bin/testfile /dev/mtdblock5
Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
Faulting instruction address: 0xc0197cec
Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
Modules linked in:
NIP: c0197cec LR: c019e154 CTR: c019e084
REGS: c38f3e60 TRAP: 0300   Not tainted  (2.6.28-b001-dev-3.1.3)
MSR: 00009032 <EE,ME,IR,DR>  CR: 33555899  XER: c0000000
DAR: 00000000, DSISR: c0000000
TASK = c3846800[126] 'mtdblockd' THREAD: c38f2000
GPR00: c019e154 c38f3f10 c3846800 00000000 00000001 c3a83800 0000a880
GPR08: 00000000 00015700 00000000 0001ff80 0000a880 04110900 03e7ab00
GPR16: 03e6fa28 03e747f0 00000000 00000000 00000000 c00409b8 c02c5ff0
GPR24: 00000200 c3a83800 c3954d90 00000001 c3a83800 c3954d90 00000200
NIP [c0197cec] ubi_leb_read+0x18/0x138
LR [c019e154] gluebi_read+0xd0/0x120
Call Trace:
[c38f3f10] [00001032] 0x1032 (unreliable)
[c38f3f30] [c019e154] gluebi_read+0xd0/0x120
[c38f3f70] [c01869cc] mtdblock_readsect+0xdc/0x120
[c38f3fb0] [c0185d2c] mtd_blktrans_thread+0x198/0x2a4
[c38f3fe0] [c0040a04] kthread+0x4c/0x88
[c38f3ff0] [c000d530] kernel_thread+0x4c/0x68
Instruction dump:
3860ffe2 80010014 83e1000c 7c0803a6 38210010 4e800020 7c0802a6 9421ffe0 
7ccc3378 bf810010 90010024 7cbc2b78 <83e30000> 7cea3b78 83bf0170
---[ end trace 5690d91bc0c9bd48 ]---

Do I miss something or is there anybody who has a idea whats going

Holger Brunck

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