2.3.27 on CHRP Longtrail

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Sat Nov 13 00:32:00 EST 1999

On Fri, 12 Nov 1999, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Plain 2.3.27 panics right after calibrating the delay loop. At first sight, it
> seems to crash in clear_bit() on address 0xa058, hence probably a NULL pointer
> problem somewhere at a higher level. This is being investigated.

The problem is in free_all_bootmem(): we have MAX_DMA_ADDRESS == 0xffffffff
and virt_to_phys() subtracts KERNELBASE from it. I don't understand (yet)
what's all that bootmem stuff doing...

Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert at linux-m68k.org

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