4.8.0-rc1: Invalid memory access at $SRR0: 0140f86c $SRR1: 00003030

Christian Kujau lists at nerdbynature.de
Tue Aug 9 15:19:34 AEST 2016


while trying to upgrade this PowerBook G4 from 4.7-rc7 to 4.8-rc1, it's 
unable to boot the Yaboot (v1.3.16 from Debian/stable) boot loader:

copying OF device tree...
Building dt strings...
Building dt stucture...
Device tree strings 0x01e72000 -> 0x01e73615
Device tree struct  0x01e74000 -> 0x01e7e000
Quiescing Open Firmware...
Bootng Linux via __start()...

Invalid memory access at $SRR0: 0140f86c  $SRR1: 00003030

Apple PowerBook6,8 4.9.0f0 BootROM built on 01/10/05 at 10:39:14

0:> _

Going back to 4.7-rc7 (w/o installing Yaboot again) works just fine. The 
config is mostly the same (used "make oldconfig" from 4.7), but I've said 
YES to CONFIG_SLAB_FREELIST_RANDOM - could this be causing the boot 
failure? Full .config and screen shot: http://nerdbynature.de/bits/4.8.0-rc1/

BOFH excuse #319:

Your computer hasn't been returning all the bits it gets from the Internet.

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