Next April 28: boot failure on PowerPC with SLQB

Stephen Rothwell sfr at
Thu Apr 30 21:00:04 EST 2009

Hi Pekka, Nick,

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:38:04 +0300 Pekka Enberg <penberg at> wrote:
> Stephen, does this patch fix all the boot problems for you as well?

Unfortunately not, I am still getting this:

Memory: 1967708k/2097152k available (9836k kernel code, 129444k reserved, 1440k data, 8422k bss, 2092k init)
Calibrating delay loop... 1021.95 BogoMIPS (lpj=2043904)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9, 2097152 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 256
Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
Faulting instruction address: 0xc00000000010ea18
Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
SMP NR_CPUS=128 NUMA pSeries
Modules linked in:
NIP: c00000000010ea18 LR: c00000000010e9e8 CTR: 0000000000000001
REGS: c000000000b07690 TRAP: 0300   Not tainted  (2.6.30-rc3-autokern1)
MSR: 8000000000009032 <EE,ME,IR,DR>  CR: 48000082  XER: 00000005
DAR: 0000000000000008, DSISR: 0000000042000000
TASK = c0000000009d55d0[0] 'swapper' THREAD: c000000000b04000 CPU: 0
GPR00: c00000007e001030 c000000000b07910 c000000000b05588 c000000000b4a680 
GPR04: c00000007e001000 c0000000009d5f18 0000000000000002 c0000000009d5f18 
GPR08: 000000000000001a 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 0000000000000001 
GPR12: 0000000088000084 c000000000b53280 0000000000000000 0000000003500000 
GPR16: c0000000006c8f70 c0000000006c76e8 0000000000000000 00000000003d8800 
GPR20: 0000000003cc7d90 c0000000007c7d90 0000000000000010 0000000000000000 
GPR24: c000000000b656f0 f000000003347488 c000000000b4a680 f000000003347488 
GPR28: c00000007e001180 c00000007e001000 c000000000a6f010 f0000000033474a8 
NIP [c00000000010ea18] .__slab_alloc_page+0x380/0x3dc
LR [c00000000010e9e8] .__slab_alloc_page+0x350/0x3dc
Call Trace:
[c000000000b07910] [c00000000010e9e8] .__slab_alloc_page+0x350/0x3dc (unreliable)
[c000000000b079d0] [c00000000010f408] .__remote_slab_alloc+0x60/0x138
[c000000000b07a80] [c000000000110d40] .__kmalloc_track_caller+0xb4/0x23c
[c000000000b07b30] [c0000000000ec6e8] .kstrdup+0x4c/0x8c
[c000000000b07bd0] [c000000000136f88] .alloc_vfsmnt+0xb0/0x178
[c000000000b07c70] [c00000000011cb80] .vfs_kern_mount+0x40/0xf8
[c000000000b07d10] [c0000000007ae460] .sysfs_init+0x90/0x108
[c000000000b07db0] [c0000000007ad058] .mnt_init+0xbc/0x254
[c000000000b07e50] [c0000000007aca00] .vfs_caches_init+0x150/0x184
[c000000000b07ee0] [c000000000790a30] .start_kernel+0x418/0x484
[c000000000b07f90] [c000000000008368] .start_here_common+0x1c/0x34
Instruction dump:
60000000 e93d0040 e97d0028 381d0030 7fa4eb78 e95d0030 7f43d378 39290001 
396b0001 f93d0040 f97d0028 f95b0020 <fbea0008> fbfd0030 f81f0008 4bfffb59 
---[ end trace 31fd0ba7d8756001 ]---

This is back to what I got before Nick's first patch.

This partition has 2G of memory on node 1 (nothing in node 0) starting at
address 0.  The kernel is using 64k pages.

Let me now if I can tell you anything else or try something.
Stephen Rothwell                    sfr at
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