Crash with BenH's 2.4.10/2.4.11-pre on 7600

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Oct 9 18:49:12 EST 2001

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Michel Lanners wrote:
> The problem is that request_OF_resource (which calls kmalloc() ) is
> called from probe_sccs, which in turn is called for the serial console,
> i.e _very_ early in the boot process. At that time, the kmem system is
> not yet initialized.

We had a similar problem on Amiga with the Chip RAM allocator, which uses the
generic resoruce system now.

Look at amiga_chip_alloc{,_res}() in arch/m68k/amiga/chipram.c for a solution.



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