[BUG] Revert 0b05e2d671c4 'powerpc/32: cacheable_memcpy becomes memcpy'

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Thu Sep 17 23:29:31 AEST 2015

On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:13:15 +0200 (CEST)
Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de> wrote:

> Digging deeper. My assumption that it's a post powerpc merge failure
> turned out to be wrong.

Does 4.2 have the problem?

> Some more data points. I see the above splat with
> It goes away with 

Strange, because function graph tracer should have no effect on the
conversions of mcount calls into nops.

> But the box still does not get to the login prompt.
> makes it work again.
> It's not observable before the ppc merge, but I can't identify the
> culprit by bisection. bisection led into lala land.

If it's a corruption of the mcount tables, it could be specific on what
the compiler does. That is, the working of one kernel to the other, may
only depend on how gcc compiled something. Have you tried different
compilers? Maybe one version of gcc may work over another?

This may explain why turning off function graph made the splat go away.
It changes the way the compiler built the code.

-- Steve

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