benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Aug 28 23:47:06 EST 2003
On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 15:25, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> On 28-Aug-2003 Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >> > Strange. I haven't been reported such problems. Can you try an older kernel
> >> > just in case ? Could also be bad ram...
> >> I tried 2.4.22 and I replaced the RAM. Nothing. Digging in the oops
> >> collection I found this one which doesn't look very nice:
> >> Jul 23 21:37:55 localhost kernel: Machine check in kernel mode.
> >> Jul 23 21:37:55 localhost kernel: Caused by (from SRR1=20009030): L1 Data Cache error
> >> I'll send the machine back for repair, altought I think they'll not even
> >> notice the problem because it happens sporadically :(((
> > Well... I'm not 100% sure the message is correct, though from what you say,
> > it seems indeed there is a CPU fault...
> Yes, but it happened only once. All the others were "normal" segfaults, in both
> userspace and kernel space and hard lockups.
Did you try a few things like running single CPU and not enabling IRQ
distribution on all CPUs ?
> Unrelated thing: tlbli instruction can cause problems on 7455 (bug.20).
> arch/ppc/kernel/head.S does not use the suggested workaround.
We don't use tlbli on 745x, only on 603s.
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