Sequoia kernel crash workaround.

Valentine Barshak vbarshak at
Fri Sep 21 02:56:32 EST 2007

Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:30:24 -0500
> Olof Johansson <olof at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 09:19:47PM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
>>> Hi Valentine,
>>> On Wednesday 19 September 2007, Valentine Barshak wrote:
>>>> Disabling write pipelining really helps.
>>>> Josh, David, what is the right place to put this workaround to?
>>>> Is it OK to do mtdcr(PLB4A0_ACR, mfdcr(PLB4A0_ACR) & ~PLB4_WRP); in
>>>> arch/powerpc/boot/cuboot-sequoia.c:sequoia_fixups()?
>>>> or
>>>> should this be done in
>>>> arch/powerpc/platforms/44x/sequoia.c:sequoia_setup_arch()
>>>> with dcr_map, dcr_read/write stuff?
>>> I vote for putting it into sequoia.c, since it's very likely to happen that 
>>> Sequoia will at one point be booted without the bootwrapper. Or perhaps it 
>>> should go into some common code checking the PVR and disabling it when this 
>>> 440EPx/GRx is detected, since all those boards are affected.
>> This is what we have setup_cpu functions in the cpu table for. Please
>> put it there instead of in board code.
> Yes, agreed.

I was thinking about it. Looks like it's the best place, but the code 
that actually calls setup_cpu is under ifdef CONFIG_PPC64, while lots of 
cpu_setup functions are defined for ppc32 processors.
Is it OK to remove this ifdef, or should I do CONFIG_PPC64 || CONFIG_44x?


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