[PATCH] powermac: Fix occasional SMP boot failure

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Jan 12 16:03:45 EST 2009

The PowerMac kernel occasionally fails to bring up the secondary CPUs on
SMP, the trigger factor seem to be fairly random and related to location
of code and data.

This appears to be due to the initial loading of the TOC value by the
secondary processor which now happens before we clear HID4:RM_CI (Real
Mode Cache Invalidate). This bit should really be cleared before we do
any load or store other than fetching code.

This fix works based on the assumption that all SMP 64-bit PowerMacs use
variants of the 970, which fortunately is true, by explicitely clearing
that bit, adding an slbia for good measure as RM_CI mode is known to
create bogus ERAT entries.

I also removed some spurrious debug output that was left enabled by
mistake while at it.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
index b4bcf5a..ebaedaf 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
@@ -1518,6 +1518,15 @@ _GLOBAL(pmac_secondary_start)
 	/* turn on 64-bit mode */
 	bl	.enable_64b_mode
+	li	r0,0
+	mfspr	r3,SPRN_HID4
+	rldimi	r3,r0,40,23	/* clear bit 23 (rm_ci) */
+	sync
+	mtspr	SPRN_HID4,r3
+	isync
+	sync
+	slbia
 	/* get TOC pointer (real address) */
 	bl	.relative_toc
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/smp.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/smp.c
index 6b0711c..bd8817b 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/smp.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/smp.c
@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@
 #include <asm/pmac_low_i2c.h>
 #include <asm/pmac_pfunc.h>
-#define DEBUG
+#undef DEBUG
 #ifdef DEBUG
 #define DBG(fmt...) udbg_printf(fmt)

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