On Mon, 2017-07-31 at 18:10 +0200, Robert Schlabbach wrote: > Ok, I figured it out. I noticed that the 4.11 kernel has a more > "generous" memory layout than the 4.9 one: > > kernel 4.9: > > [ 0.000000] Memory: 504492K/524288K available (3777K kernel code, 371K > rwdata, 1128K rodata, 296K init, 247K bss, 19796K reserved, 0K cma-reserved, > 0K highmem) > > kernel 4.11: > > [ 0.000000] Memory: 502648K/524288K available (4096K kernel code, 398K > rwdata, 1132K rodata, 1024K init, 248K bss, 21640K reserved, 0K cma-reserved, > 0K highmem) > > So I suspected that the 4.11 kernel might be overwriting/corrupting > the initrd.img provided in memory before it gets to unpack it, and > changed the memory location from 0xa00000 to 0xc00000: [...] > Voila! It's finally booting! > > So, was the 4.11 kernel compiled/linked with a wrong alignment > padding setting? Or should the bootloader environment be changed to > permanently use the higher address for passing initrd.img to the > kernel?
Should this be assigned to flash-kernel? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.
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