3.5+: yaboot, Invalid memory access

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Sep 5 05:49:17 EST 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-04 at 10:27 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> As a test case, continuing on error is fine, but I would not recommend
> that as a fix. If it fails, but still does the patch, that could be
> harmful, and confusing of a result.
> Need to figure out why put_user is failing. 

It's probably not failiing... it's just called in a context in very
early boot on ppc32 where the might_sleep() test in there will trip
(because we are running before we are operating at our link address) and
will crash horribly.

I'll try to figure out a good way to fix this today.


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