Booting 2.6.29-rc3 on mpc8661d_hpcn failing

Submitted by Martyn Welch on Feb. 4, 2009, 12:22 p.m.


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Martyn Welch Feb. 4, 2009, 12:22 p.m.
On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 11:47 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 15:50 +0000, Martyn Welch wrote:
> > 
> > The primary CPU is spinning in smp_generic_give_timebase() waiting for
> > "!tbsync->ack". The secondary CPU has made it into
> > smp_generic_take_timebase() and has apparently (according to some
> > printk's I put in there) set "tbsync->ack=1". After that I don't get
> > any printk's, I guess that the one I have put in the "!
> > tbsync->handshake" while loop is making it to the print buffer, but
> > with both processors spinning it's not getting to the serial console.
> > 
> > At a guess, given that commit 64b3d0e8122b422e879b23d42f9e0e8efbbf9744
> > seems to be the point that it stopped working correctly, that "tbsync"
> > is now somehow becoming cached?
> > 
> Maybe we are missing the M bit in the mapping ?
> Let's see... the kernel mapping is done via BATs on those guys (ie, e600
> is a hash table based processor right ? some kind of 74xx). The code
> that sets them up is in
> arch/powerpc/mm/ppc_mmu_32.c
> In mmu_mapin_ram() we call setbat() multiple times. The last argument is
> the "flags" which is set to _PAGE_RAM. That should contain
> _PAGE_COHERENT when CONFIG_SMP is set unless I screwed up. IE. _PAGE_RAM
> and _PAGE_BASE should contains _PAGE_COHERENT if CONFIG_SMP or
> CONFIG_PPC_STD_MMU are set and they should both be in your case.
> setbat() itself will clear _PAGE_COHERENT under some circumstances
> however. Either if the flags contain _PAGE_NO_CACHE, which should not be
> the case here, or if the CPU feature bit CPU_FTR_NEED_COHERENT is -not-
> set. I think that could be the cause of the problem.
> is set (among other things). So it -should- be set for you. since
> CPU_FTR_COMMON should be OR'ed with all CPU table entries.
> So I'm a bit at a loss here... unless something else went wrong.
> Please let me know what you find out.
> Cheers,
> Ben.

I think it is indeed something else. I added the patch below which
resulted in the following lines in the kernel messages:

Set BAT 2 for 0x10000000 from phys:0x0 at virt:0xc0000000
Page coherency set
Set BAT 3 for 0x10000000 from phys:0x10000000 at virt:0xd0000000
Page coherency set
tbsync structure allocated at 0xef818360 for 0x48
tbsync happens to live at 0xc0515110
running happens to live at 0xc0515114

This suggests to me that whilst *tbsync and running are located within
RAM mapped by the BATs, the memory allocated for the tbsync structure is
not and is mapped via page tables. I guess this structure is then only
mapped correctly for the first core.



Kumar Gala Feb. 10, 2009, 3:40 p.m.
I might have missed this but what u-boot rev are you using?

- k
Kumar Gala Feb. 10, 2009, 8:58 p.m.
I've posted a patch that I believe should fix your issue.

- k

Patch hide | download patch | download mbox

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp-tbsync.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp-tbsync.c
index a5e5452..fdeda20 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp-tbsync.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp-tbsync.c
@@ -117,6 +117,10 @@  void __devinit smp_generic_give_timebase(void)
        /* if this fails then this kernel won't work anyway... */
        tbsync = kzalloc( sizeof(*tbsync), GFP_KERNEL );
+       printk("tbsync structure allocated at 0x%p for 0x%x\n", tbsync, 
+               sizeof(*tbsync));
+       printk("tbsync happens to live at 0x%p\n", &tbsync);
+       printk("running happens to live at 0x%p\n", &running);
        running = 1;
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/ppc_mmu_32.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/ppc_mmu_32.c
index fe65c40..2035cd6 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/ppc_mmu_32.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/ppc_mmu_32.c
@@ -123,6 +123,9 @@  void __init setbat(int index, unsigned long virt, phys_addr_
        int wimgxpp;
        struct ppc_bat *bat = BATS[index];
+       printk("Set BAT %d for 0x%x from phys:0x%lx at virt:0x%lx\n", index, 
+               size, phys, virt);
        if ((flags & _PAGE_NO_CACHE) ||
            (cpu_has_feature(CPU_FTR_NEED_COHERENT) == 0))
                flags &= ~_PAGE_COHERENT;
@@ -134,6 +137,11 @@  void __init setbat(int index, unsigned long virt, phys_addr
                wimgxpp = flags & (_PAGE_WRITETHRU | _PAGE_NO_CACHE
                                   | _PAGE_COHERENT | _PAGE_GUARDED);
                wimgxpp |= (flags & _PAGE_RW)? BPP_RW: BPP_RX;
+               if (wimgxpp & _PAGE_COHERENT) {
+                       printk("Page coherency set\n");
+               } else {
+                       printk("Page coherency cleared\n");
+               }
                bat[1].batu = virt | (bl << 2) | 2; /* Vs=1, Vp=0 */
                bat[1].batl = BAT_PHYS_ADDR(phys) | wimgxpp;
 #ifndef CONFIG_KGDB /* want user access for breakpoints */