(bisected) Lock up on sh73a0/kzm9g on cpuidle initialization

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at linaro.org
Tue Nov 25 14:23:04 PST 2014

On 11/25/2014 10:27 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

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>> Does any sort of system activity (keyboard, network, etc.) unstick the
>> system?
> Thanks! Unfortunately none of the above helped.
> However, I found the culprit. It turned out to be a platform issue, not an
> issue in the generic cpu idle or RCU code. Read on below if you're
> interested in the gory details. Else just skip, and sleep well again tonight ;-)
>> If you have tried all those things without good effect, could you please
>> send along your .config and an alt-sysrq-t dump of all tasks' stacks?
> As I didn't manage to trigger a sysrq dump over the serial console,
> I just called __handle_sysrq() right before the wait_for_completion(), after
> a small delay. The dump didn't show anything suspicious. Everything
> looked the same as on the dual-core Cortex A15, where the problem
> doesn't manifest.
> Then I noticed the sched debug output on the A15, which was missing
> on the CA9 build. Enabling it on the A9 gave:
> Sched Debug Version: v0.11,
> 3.18.0-rc6-kzm9g-reference-04913-gedc89a2a2059c7ff-dirty #101
> ktime                                   : 0.000000
> sched_clk                               : 0.000000
> cpu_clk                                 : 0.000000
> jiffies                                 : 4294928896
> Oops, time is not advancing?
> Dmesg also shows (early):
>      clocksource_of_init: no matching clocksources found
> and the timer is only initialized much later, after cpu idle initialization:
>      sh_cmt e6138000.timer: ch0: used for periodic clock events
> Hacking up a timer node for "arm,cortex-a9-twd-timer" in sh73a0.dtsi
> (with some "guessed" values) made it work.
> Thanks!
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Hi Geert,

thanks for sharing this information.

   -- Daniel

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