memcpy regression

christophe leroy christophe.leroy at
Sun Sep 6 18:18:21 AEST 2015

Le 05/09/2015 02:08, Michal Sojka a écrit :
> On 4.9.2015 21:49, Michal Sojka wrote:
>> On 4.9.2015 20:10, christophe leroy wrote:
>>> Le 04/09/2015 16:35, Michal Sojka a écrit :
>>>> On Fri, Sep 04 2015, Christophe LEROY wrote:
>>>>> Le 04/09/2015 15:33, Michal Sojka a écrit :
>>>>>> Dear Christophe,
>>>>>> my MPC5200-based system stopped booting recently. I bisected the 
>>>>>> problem
>>>>>> to your commit below. If I revert that commit (on top of
>>>>>> 807249d3ada1ff28a47c4054ca4edd479421b671 = v4.2-6663-g807249d), my
>>>>>> system boots again.
>>>>> Do you use mainline code only, or do you have home-made code ?
>>>> I use mainline only sources with non-mainline device-tree.
>>>>> memcpy() is not supposed to be used on non-cacheable memory.
>>>>> memcpy_toio() is the function to use when copying to non-cacheble 
>>>>> area.
>>>>> When I submitted the patch, I looked for erroneous use of memcpy() 
>>>>> and
>>>>> memset().
>>>>> I found one wrong use of memset() that I changed to memset_io() but I
>>>>> didn't find any misuse of memcpy().
>>>>> But I may have missed one.
>>>> I attach my .config, if it helps. I have there
>>>> CONFIG_PPC_MPC52xx=y
>>>> so arch/powerpc/platforms/52xx is probably the directory to look. 
>>>> Do you
>>>> see any mempcy misuse there?
>>> I only found one suspect use of memcpy() in 
>>> arch/powerpc/platforms/52xx/
>>> It is in mpc52xx_pm.c but it's linked to CONFIG_PM which is not 
>>> selected by your .config
>>> I'll check in the drivers selected by your .config
>>> In parallele, are you able to try with CONFIG_PPC_EARLY_DEBUG in 
>>> order to try and locate the blocking point ?
>> I don't get any output from the system even with CONFIG_PPC_EARLY_DEBUG.
> Hmm, there is no udbg console for MPC5200. I hacked something up and 
> the earliest place I was able to initialize it is after 
> early_init_devtree() in setup_32.c. Even with this console, I got no 
> output when the problematic patch was applied. So the problem is 
> somewhere earlier.

In early_init() in setup_32.c, there is the following comment:
/* First zero the BSS -- use memset_io, some platforms don't have caches 
on yet */

In that case, when does cache get activated ?

In move_device_tree(), called from early_init_devtree(), there is a call 
to memcpy().
Can you try replacing it by memcpy_io() ?


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