Kernel stack overflows due to "powerpc: Remove ksp_limit on ppc64" with v3.13-rc8 on ppc32 (P2020)

Guenter Roeck linux at
Fri Jan 17 14:15:35 EST 2014

On 01/16/2014 06:58 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-01-17 at 10:20 +0800, Kevin Hao wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:05:32AM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am getting kernel stack overflows with v3.13-rc8 on a system with P2020 CPU.
>>> The kernel is patched for the target, but I don't think that is related.
>>> Stack overflows are in different areas, but always in calls from __do_softirq.
>>> Crashes happen reliably either during boot or if I put any kind of load
>>> onto the system.
>> How about the following fix:
> Wow. I've been staring at that code for 15mn this morning and didn't
> spot it ! Nice catch :-)
Yes, great catch! That fixes the problem.

Tested-by: Guenter Roeck <linux at>

I assume you or Kevin will take it from there ?


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