[PATCH/RFC] powerpc/mm: Cleanup handling of execute permission

Becky Bruce beckyb at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Aug 20 06:59:39 EST 2009

On Aug 18, 2009, at 5:33 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 16:56 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 05:39:42PM -0500, Becky Bruce wrote:
>>> Ben,
>>> This breaks the boot on 8572.  I don't know why yet (and I'm  
>>> probably
>>> not going to figure it out before I go home, because, frankly,  
>>> it's late
>>> on a Friday afternoon and I need a glass of wine or, perhaps, a  
>>> beer).
>>> Kumar and I will poke into this more and let you know what we find  
>>> out -
>>> in the meantime, if you have any brilliant flashes, pony up!
>> I tested this on a 440EPx NFS rootfs boot too.  It doesn't cause  
>> init itself
>> to crap out with a SIGILL like Becky's board, but it does do weird  
>> things
>> and cause a SIGILL elsewhere during my boot.
>> Reverting this patch from your testing branch allows things to work  
>> just fine.
> Becky found my thinko, I'll send a new patch later today.


FYI, I pulled your updated test branch this morning, booted, and did a  
full LTP run on 8572.  The results are consistent with the baseline I  
have, so it looks like the issue is properly fixed.


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