Apparent kernel bug with GDB on ppc405

Matt Mackall mpm at
Thu Oct 25 06:42:16 EST 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:28:14PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> On 10/24/07, Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote:
> > I'm trying to debug a trivial statically-linked hello world program on
> > a Xilinx PPC 405 and I'm seeing the following behavior:
> >
> <snip>
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> I was fighting with a similar problem almost 2 years ago.  Looks like
> it might be related.  At some point the problem seemed to go away and
> I determined what the root cause was.  :-(
> I haven't been using gdb lately, so I don't know if it's the same
> problem.  Nobody I had talked to had seen the issue on other 405
> platforms.  It could very well be something virtex-specific.

Could be the same problem, but I'm seeing only your symptom 3 so far.

I've tried throwing some larger hammers at the problem. Flushing all
of the dcache and icache (flush_dcache_all and
flush_instruction_cache) isn't helping. But printk(".") does!

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