Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-28 Thread Gabriel Paubert
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 12:39:06PM +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Le 27/08/2020 à 10:28, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 09.46 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> > > Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 00.28 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> > > > Hello Christophe,
> > > > 
> > > > Il giorno mer, 26/08/2020 alle 15.53 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
> > > > scritto:
> > > > [...]
> > > > > If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without
> > > > > VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.
> > > > 
> > > > The problem is related to the CPU frequency changes. This is where the
> > > > system stop: cpufreq get the CPU frequency limits and then start the
> > > > default governor (performance) and then calls function
> > > > cpufreq_gov_performance_limits() that never returns.
> > > > 
> > > > Rebuilding after enabling pr_debug for cpufreq.c, I've got some more
> > > > lines of output:
> > > > 
> > > > cpufreq: setting new policy for CPU 0: 667000 - 867000 kHz
> > > > cpufreq: new min and max freqs are 667000 - 867000 kHz
> > > > cpufreq: governor switch
> > > > cpufreq: cpufreq_init_governor: for CPU 0
> > > > cpufreq: cpufreq_start_governor: for CPU 0
> > > > cpufreq: target for CPU 0: 867000 kHz, relation 1, requested 867000 kHz
> > > > cpufreq: __target_index: cpu: 0, oldfreq: 667000, new freq: 867000
> > > > cpufreq: notification 0 of frequency transition to 867000 kHz
> > > > cpufreq: saving 133328 as reference value for loops_per_jiffy; freq is 
> > > > 667000 kHz
> > > > 
> > > > no more lines are printed. I think this output only refers to the
> > > > notification sent prior to the frequency change.
> > > > 
> > > > I was thinking that selecting a governor that would run at 667mHz would
> > > > probably skip the problem. I added cpufreq.default_governor=powersave
> > > > to the command line parameters but it did not work: the selected
> > > > governor was still performance and the system crashed.
> > > 
> > > I kept following the thread and found that CPU frequency is changed in
> > > function pmu_set_cpu_speed() in file drivers/cpufreq/pmac32-cpufreq.c.
> > > As first thing, the function calls the macro preempt_disable() and this
> > > is where it stops.
> > 
> > Sorry, I made a mistake. The real problem is down, on the same
> > function, when it calls low_sleep_handler(). This is where the problem
> > probably is.
> > 
> 
> 
> Great, you spotted the problem.
> 
> I see what it is, it is in low_sleep_handler() in
> arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/sleep.S
> 
> All critical registers are saved on the stack. At restore, they are restore
> BEFORE re-enabling MMU (because they are needed for that). But when we have
> VMAP_STACK, the stack can hardly be accessed without the MMU enabled.
> tophys() doesn't work for virtual stack addresses.
> 
> Therefore, the low_sleep_handler() has to be reworked for using an area in
> the linear mem instead of the stack.

Actually there is already one, at the end of sleep.S, there is a 4 byte
area called sleep_storage. It should be enough to move there the CPU state
which has to be restored before the MMU is enabled:
- SDR1
- BATs
- SPRG (they might stay on the stack by reordering the code unless I
  miss something)

Note that save_cpu_setup/restore_cpu_setup also use another static
storage area to save other SPRs.

Using static area would not work on SMP, but all PPC based Apple laptops
are single core and single thread.

Gabriel




Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-27 Thread Christophe Leroy




Le 27/08/2020 à 16:37, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 12.39 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hi,

Le 27/08/2020 à 10:28, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

[...]

Sorry, I made a mistake. The real problem is down, on the same
function, when it calls low_sleep_handler(). This is where the problem
probably is.


Great, you spotted the problem.

I see what it is, it is in low_sleep_handler() in
arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/sleep.S

All critical registers are saved on the stack. At restore, they are
restore BEFORE re-enabling MMU (because they are needed for that). But
when we have VMAP_STACK, the stack can hardly be accessed without the
MMU enabled. tophys() doesn't work for virtual stack addresses.

Therefore, the low_sleep_handler() has to be reworked for using an area
in the linear mem instead of the stack.


I am sorry, but I don't know how to fix it. Should I open a bug for
tracking this problem?


Yes please, at https://github.com/linuxppc/issues/issues

In the meantime, I have sent a patch to disable CONFIG_VMAP_STACK when 
CONFIG_ADB_PMU is selected until this is fixed.


Have you tried without CONFIG_ADB_PMU ? Or does it make no sense ?

Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-27 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 12.39 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hi,
> 
> Le 27/08/2020 à 10:28, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
[...]
> > Sorry, I made a mistake. The real problem is down, on the same
> > function, when it calls low_sleep_handler(). This is where the problem
> > probably is.
> 
> Great, you spotted the problem.
> 
> I see what it is, it is in low_sleep_handler() in 
> arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/sleep.S
> 
> All critical registers are saved on the stack. At restore, they are 
> restore BEFORE re-enabling MMU (because they are needed for that). But 
> when we have VMAP_STACK, the stack can hardly be accessed without the 
> MMU enabled. tophys() doesn't work for virtual stack addresses.
> 
> Therefore, the low_sleep_handler() has to be reworked for using an area 
> in the linear mem instead of the stack.

I am sorry, but I don't know how to fix it. Should I open a bug for
tracking this problem?

Thank you,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-27 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi,

Le 27/08/2020 à 10:28, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 09.46 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:

Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 00.28 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:

Hello Christophe,

Il giorno mer, 26/08/2020 alle 15.53 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]

If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.

Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without
VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.


The problem is related to the CPU frequency changes. This is where the
system stop: cpufreq get the CPU frequency limits and then start the
default governor (performance) and then calls function
cpufreq_gov_performance_limits() that never returns.

Rebuilding after enabling pr_debug for cpufreq.c, I've got some more
lines of output:

cpufreq: setting new policy for CPU 0: 667000 - 867000 kHz
cpufreq: new min and max freqs are 667000 - 867000 kHz
cpufreq: governor switch
cpufreq: cpufreq_init_governor: for CPU 0
cpufreq: cpufreq_start_governor: for CPU 0
cpufreq: target for CPU 0: 867000 kHz, relation 1, requested 867000 kHz
cpufreq: __target_index: cpu: 0, oldfreq: 667000, new freq: 867000
cpufreq: notification 0 of frequency transition to 867000 kHz
cpufreq: saving 133328 as reference value for loops_per_jiffy; freq is 667000 
kHz

no more lines are printed. I think this output only refers to the
notification sent prior to the frequency change.

I was thinking that selecting a governor that would run at 667mHz would
probably skip the problem. I added cpufreq.default_governor=powersave
to the command line parameters but it did not work: the selected
governor was still performance and the system crashed.


I kept following the thread and found that CPU frequency is changed in
function pmu_set_cpu_speed() in file drivers/cpufreq/pmac32-cpufreq.c.
As first thing, the function calls the macro preempt_disable() and this
is where it stops.


Sorry, I made a mistake. The real problem is down, on the same
function, when it calls low_sleep_handler(). This is where the problem
probably is.




Great, you spotted the problem.

I see what it is, it is in low_sleep_handler() in 
arch/powerpc/platforms/powermac/sleep.S


All critical registers are saved on the stack. At restore, they are 
restore BEFORE re-enabling MMU (because they are needed for that). But 
when we have VMAP_STACK, the stack can hardly be accessed without the 
MMU enabled. tophys() doesn't work for virtual stack addresses.


Therefore, the low_sleep_handler() has to be reworked for using an area 
in the linear mem instead of the stack.


Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-27 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 09.46 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 00.28 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> > Hello Christophe,
> > 
> > Il giorno mer, 26/08/2020 alle 15.53 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
> > scritto:
> > [...]
> > > If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.
> > > 
> > > Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without 
> > > VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.
> > 
> > The problem is related to the CPU frequency changes. This is where the
> > system stop: cpufreq get the CPU frequency limits and then start the
> > default governor (performance) and then calls function
> > cpufreq_gov_performance_limits() that never returns.
> > 
> > Rebuilding after enabling pr_debug for cpufreq.c, I've got some more
> > lines of output:
> > 
> > cpufreq: setting new policy for CPU 0: 667000 - 867000 kHz
> > cpufreq: new min and max freqs are 667000 - 867000 kHz
> > cpufreq: governor switch
> > cpufreq: cpufreq_init_governor: for CPU 0
> > cpufreq: cpufreq_start_governor: for CPU 0
> > cpufreq: target for CPU 0: 867000 kHz, relation 1, requested 867000 kHz
> > cpufreq: __target_index: cpu: 0, oldfreq: 667000, new freq: 867000
> > cpufreq: notification 0 of frequency transition to 867000 kHz
> > cpufreq: saving 133328 as reference value for loops_per_jiffy; freq is 
> > 667000 kHz
> > 
> > no more lines are printed. I think this output only refers to the
> > notification sent prior to the frequency change.
> > 
> > I was thinking that selecting a governor that would run at 667mHz would
> > probably skip the problem. I added cpufreq.default_governor=powersave
> > to the command line parameters but it did not work: the selected
> > governor was still performance and the system crashed.
> 
> I kept following the thread and found that CPU frequency is changed in
> function pmu_set_cpu_speed() in file drivers/cpufreq/pmac32-cpufreq.c.
> As first thing, the function calls the macro preempt_disable() and this
> is where it stops.

Sorry, I made a mistake. The real problem is down, on the same
function, when it calls low_sleep_handler(). This is where the problem
probably is.

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-27 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Il giorno gio, 27/08/2020 alle 00.28 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> Hello Christophe,
> 
> Il giorno mer, 26/08/2020 alle 15.53 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
> scritto:
> [...]
> > If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.
> > 
> > Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without 
> > VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.
> 
> The problem is related to the CPU frequency changes. This is where the
> system stop: cpufreq get the CPU frequency limits and then start the
> default governor (performance) and then calls function
> cpufreq_gov_performance_limits() that never returns.
> 
> Rebuilding after enabling pr_debug for cpufreq.c, I've got some more
> lines of output:
> 
> cpufreq: setting new policy for CPU 0: 667000 - 867000 kHz
> cpufreq: new min and max freqs are 667000 - 867000 kHz
> cpufreq: governor switch
> cpufreq: cpufreq_init_governor: for CPU 0
> cpufreq: cpufreq_start_governor: for CPU 0
> cpufreq: target for CPU 0: 867000 kHz, relation 1, requested 867000 kHz
> cpufreq: __target_index: cpu: 0, oldfreq: 667000, new freq: 867000
> cpufreq: notification 0 of frequency transition to 867000 kHz
> cpufreq: saving 133328 as reference value for loops_per_jiffy; freq is 667000 
> kHz
> 
> no more lines are printed. I think this output only refers to the
> notification sent prior to the frequency change.
> 
> I was thinking that selecting a governor that would run at 667mHz would
> probably skip the problem. I added cpufreq.default_governor=powersave
> to the command line parameters but it did not work: the selected
> governor was still performance and the system crashed.

I kept following the thread and found that CPU frequency is changed in
function pmu_set_cpu_speed() in file drivers/cpufreq/pmac32-cpufreq.c.
As first thing, the function calls the macro preempt_disable() and this
is where it stops.

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-26 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Christophe,

Il giorno mer, 26/08/2020 alle 15.53 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]
> If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.
> 
> Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without 
> VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.

The problem is related to the CPU frequency changes. This is where the
system stop: cpufreq get the CPU frequency limits and then start the
default governor (performance) and then calls function
cpufreq_gov_performance_limits() that never returns.

Rebuilding after enabling pr_debug for cpufreq.c, I've got some more
lines of output:

cpufreq: setting new policy for CPU 0: 667000 - 867000 kHz
cpufreq: new min and max freqs are 667000 - 867000 kHz
cpufreq: governor switch
cpufreq: cpufreq_init_governor: for CPU 0
cpufreq: cpufreq_start_governor: for CPU 0
cpufreq: target for CPU 0: 867000 kHz, relation 1, requested 867000 kHz
cpufreq: __target_index: cpu: 0, oldfreq: 667000, new freq: 867000
cpufreq: notification 0 of frequency transition to 867000 kHz
cpufreq: saving 133328 as reference value for loops_per_jiffy; freq is 667000 
kHz

no more lines are printed. I think this output only refers to the
notification sent prior to the frequency change.

I was thinking that selecting a governor that would run at 667mHz would
probably skip the problem. I added cpufreq.default_governor=powersave
to the command line parameters but it did not work: the selected
governor was still performance and the system crashed.

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-26 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hello Giuseppe,

Le 24/08/2020 à 22:48, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Christophe,

Il giorno lun, 24/08/2020 alle 07.17 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hello Giuseppe,

[...]

The Oopses in the video are fixed in 5.9-rc2, see my response to your
other mail.


Right, I just updated from git and rebuilt the kernel whith
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK not set and the machine boots correctly.


So now we know that your kernel doesn't boot when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is set.
Can you remind the exact problem ?


latest kernel with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK set stops after writing:
pmac32_cpufreq: registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 MHz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 MHz


One common problem with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is when some drivers are
invalidly using buffers in stack for DMA.

Couldn't try with CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL (without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK) and
see if it triggers some warnings ?


I've just tried: it boots without any special warning. What should I
look for? This is an excerpt of dmesg output about the line it would
otherwise stop:


If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.

Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without 
VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.


Christophe



[...]
[6.566984] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 2 registered
[6.574879] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 1 registered
[6.582634] PowerMac i2c bus mac-io 0 registered
[6.590323] i2c i2c-2: No i2c address for 
/pci@f200/mac-io@17/i2c@18000/i2c-modem
[6.598290] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 1 registered
[6.606196] i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on 
/uni-n@f800/i2c@f8001000/cereal@1c0
[6.614320] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 0 registered
[6.622501] pmac32_cpufreq: Registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
[6.630580] pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 Mhz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 Mhz
[6.639518] ledtrig-cpu: registered to indicate activity on CPUs
[6.647894] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[6.656492] Segment Routing with IPv6
[6.664490] mip6: Mobile IPv6
[6.672337] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[6.680213] mpls_gso: MPLS GSO support
[...]

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-26 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hello Giuseppe,

Le 24/08/2020 à 22:48, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Christophe,

Il giorno lun, 24/08/2020 alle 07.17 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hello Giuseppe,

[...]

The Oopses in the video are fixed in 5.9-rc2, see my response to your
other mail.


Right, I just updated from git and rebuilt the kernel whith
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK not set and the machine boots correctly.

So now we know that your kernel doesn't boot when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK 
is set.

Can you remind the exact problem ?


latest kernel with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK set stops after writing:
pmac32_cpufreq: registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 MHz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 MHz


One common problem with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is when some drivers are
invalidly using buffers in stack for DMA.

Couldn't try with CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL (without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK) and
see if it triggers some warnings ?


I've just tried: it boots without any special warning. What should I
look for? This is an excerpt of dmesg output about the line it would
otherwise stop:


If there is no warning, then the issue is something else, bad luck.

Could you increase the loglevel and try again both with and without 
VMAP_STACK ? Maybe we'll get more information on where it stops.


Christophe



[...]
[ 6.566984] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 2 registered
[ 6.574879] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 1 registered
[ 6.582634] PowerMac i2c bus mac-io 0 registered
[ 6.590323] i2c i2c-2: No i2c address for 
/pci@f200/mac-io@17/i2c@18000/i2c-modem

[ 6.598290] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 1 registered
[ 6.606196] i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on 
/uni-n@f800/i2c@f8001000/cereal@1c0

[ 6.614320] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 0 registered
[ 6.622501] pmac32_cpufreq: Registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
[ 6.630580] pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 Mhz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 Mhz
[ 6.639518] ledtrig-cpu: registered to indicate activity on CPUs
[ 6.647894] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 6.656492] Segment Routing with IPv6
[ 6.664490] mip6: Mobile IPv6
[ 6.672337] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 6.680213] mpls_gso: MPLS GSO support
[...]

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-24 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Christophe,

Il giorno lun, 24/08/2020 alle 07.17 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hello Giuseppe,
[...]
> The Oopses in the video are fixed in 5.9-rc2, see my response to your 
> other mail.

Right, I just updated from git and rebuilt the kernel whith
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK not set and the machine boots correctly.

> So now we know that your kernel doesn't boot when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is set.
> Can you remind the exact problem ?

latest kernel with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK set stops after writing:
pmac32_cpufreq: registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 MHz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 MHz

> One common problem with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is when some drivers are 
> invalidly using buffers in stack for DMA.
> 
> Couldn't try with CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL (without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK) and 
> see if it triggers some warnings ?

I've just tried: it boots without any special warning. What should I
look for? This is an excerpt of dmesg output about the line it would
otherwise stop:

[...]
[6.566984] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 2 registered
[6.574879] PowerMac i2c bus pmu 1 registered
[6.582634] PowerMac i2c bus mac-io 0 registered
[6.590323] i2c i2c-2: No i2c address for 
/pci@f200/mac-io@17/i2c@18000/i2c-modem
[6.598290] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 1 registered
[6.606196] i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on 
/uni-n@f800/i2c@f8001000/cereal@1c0
[6.614320] PowerMac i2c bus uni-n 0 registered
[6.622501] pmac32_cpufreq: Registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
[6.630580] pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 Mhz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 Mhz
[6.639518] ledtrig-cpu: registered to indicate activity on CPUs
[6.647894] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[6.656492] Segment Routing with IPv6
[6.664490] mip6: Mobile IPv6
[6.672337] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[6.680213] mpls_gso: MPLS GSO support
[...]

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-23 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hello Giuseppe,

Le 22/08/2020 à 10:28, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Christophe,

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 16.03 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]


You also said in a previous mail that your original issue also
happens
when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not selected. The above bug being linked
to
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK, maybe it would be easier to bisect with
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK unselected.


I was wrong. Disabling CONFIG_VMAP_STACK led me to all "good" compile
and bisect ended without finding the culprit commit.

So, I started from scratch: I rebuilt HEAD and found that it does show
the original problem I am facing, then I rebuilt it without
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK and found that it does pass (fix?) the problem, since
kernel continue booting, but then it stops with three Oops related to
command systemd-udevd.

You may find a video that displays the complete boot, vmlinux, config,
and system.map files here:



The Oopses in the video are fixed in 5.9-rc2, see my response to your 
other mail.


So now we know that your kernel doesn't boot when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is set.
Can you remind the exact problem ?

One common problem with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is when some drivers are 
invalidly using buffers in stack for DMA.


Couldn't try with CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL (without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK) and 
see if it triggers some warnings ?


Thanks
Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-22 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Christophe,

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 16.03 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]
> Thanks.
> 
> The Oops in the video shows that the issue is at 0x1bcac and msr
> value 
> shows that Instruction MMU is disabled. So this corresponds to
> address 
> 0xc001bcac. In the vmlinux you sent me this address is in 
> power_save_ppc32_restore()
> 
> This issue is fixed by 
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/linuxppc-dev/patch/7bce32ccbab3ba3e3e0f27da6961bf6313df97ed.1581663140.git.christophe.le...@c-s.fr/
> 
> 
> You also said in a previous mail that your original issue also
> happens 
> when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not selected. The above bug being linked
> to 
> CONFIG_VMAP_STACK, maybe it would be easier to bisect with 
> CONFIG_VMAP_STACK unselected.

I was wrong. Disabling CONFIG_VMAP_STACK led me to all "good" compile
and bisect ended without finding the culprit commit.

So, I started from scratch: I rebuilt HEAD and found that it does show
the original problem I am facing, then I rebuilt it without
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK and found that it does pass (fix?) the problem, since
kernel continue booting, but then it stops with three Oops related to
command systemd-udevd.

You may find a video that displays the complete boot, vmlinux, config,
and system.map files here:

https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/powerpc32/config-5.9.0-rc1+
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/powerpc32/System.map
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/powerpc32/VID_20200822_095621.mp4
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/powerpc32/vmlinux.strip.gz

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-21 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello,

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 16.03 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]
> Thanks.
> 
> The Oops in the video shows that the issue is at 0x1bcac and msr
> value 
> shows that Instruction MMU is disabled. So this corresponds to
> address 
> 0xc001bcac. In the vmlinux you sent me this address is in 
> power_save_ppc32_restore()
> 
> This issue is fixed by 
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/linuxppc-dev/patch/7bce32ccbab3ba3e3e0f27da6961bf6313df97ed.1581663140.git.christophe.le...@c-s.fr/
> 
> 
> You also said in a previous mail that your original issue also
> happens 
> when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not selected. The above bug being linked
> to 
> CONFIG_VMAP_STACK, maybe it would be easier to bisect with 
> CONFIG_VMAP_STACK unselected.

I rebuilt the same kernel that I would otherwise have skipped because
of the other bug, and it worked, indeed.
I will continue my "bisect quest" unselecting VMAP_STACK in order to
speed up the bisecting.

Thank you very much,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-21 Thread Christophe Leroy




Le 21/08/2020 à 15:50, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 15.29 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
[...]

Maybe the easiest would be first to locate this issue. Can you send me
the vmlinux and the .config matching the Oops in the video ?

And also the output of git bisect log ?


Here it is. Not really the one on the video, but the last "skipped" for
the same problem.
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/christophe.tar.bz2



Thanks.

The Oops in the video shows that the issue is at 0x1bcac and msr value 
shows that Instruction MMU is disabled. So this corresponds to address 
0xc001bcac. In the vmlinux you sent me this address is in 
power_save_ppc32_restore()


This issue is fixed by 
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/linuxppc-dev/patch/7bce32ccbab3ba3e3e0f27da6961bf6313df97ed.1581663140.git.christophe.le...@c-s.fr/


You also said in a previous mail that your original issue also happens 
when CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not selected. The above bug being linked to 
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK, maybe it would be easier to bisect with 
CONFIG_VMAP_STACK unselected.


Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-21 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi again,

Le 21/08/2020 à 10:22, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 08.55 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hi Giuseppe,

Le 08/07/2020 à 20:44, Christophe Leroy a écrit :


Le 08/07/2020 à 19:36, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hi Cristophe,

Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 19.09 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

[...]

What's the result with:

LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux


$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
CALLscripts/checksyscalls.sh
CALLscripts/atomic/check-atomics.sh
CHK include/generated/compile.h
CC  kernel/module.o
kernel/module.c: In function 'do_init_module':
kernel/module.c:3593:2: error: implicit declaration of function
'module_enable_ro'; did you mean 'module_enable_x'? [-Werror=implicit-
function-declaration]
   3593 |  module_enable_ro(mod, true);
|  ^~~~
|  module_enable_x
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:267: kernel/module.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:1735: kernel] Error 2

So, should I 'git bisect skip'?


Ah yes, I had the exact same problem last time I bisected.

So yes do 'git bisect skip'. You'll probably hit this problem half a
dozen of times, but at the end you should get a usefull bisect anyway.



Were you able to progress ?


Very slowly. I am still working on it, currently at recompile #276.
git-bisect states that I have still about 700 commits to check, but the
real problem is that more than 60% of built kernels crash even before
displaying the cpu_freq message (probably another long lasting bug
hides the one I am looking for). All these skipped kernels make
bisecting very very slow.

A short video about the problem I face when I skip the build is here:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/bug%20avvio%20powerbook%20g4.mp4



Maybe the easiest would be first to locate this issue. Can you send me 
the vmlinux and the .config matching the Oops in the video ?


And also the output of git bisect log ?

Thanks
Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-21 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno ven, 21/08/2020 alle 08.55 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hi Giuseppe,
> 
> Le 08/07/2020 à 20:44, Christophe Leroy a écrit :
> > 
> > Le 08/07/2020 à 19:36, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > > Hi Cristophe,
> > > 
> > > Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 19.09 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
> > > scritto:
[...]
> > > > What's the result with:
> > > > 
> > > > LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
> > > 
> > > $ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
> > >CALLscripts/checksyscalls.sh
> > >CALLscripts/atomic/check-atomics.sh
> > >CHK include/generated/compile.h
> > >CC  kernel/module.o
> > > kernel/module.c: In function 'do_init_module':
> > > kernel/module.c:3593:2: error: implicit declaration of function
> > > 'module_enable_ro'; did you mean 'module_enable_x'? [-Werror=implicit-
> > > function-declaration]
> > >   3593 |  module_enable_ro(mod, true);
> > >|  ^~~~
> > >|  module_enable_x
> > > cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
> > > make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:267: kernel/module.o] Error 1
> > > make: *** [Makefile:1735: kernel] Error 2
> > > 
> > > So, should I 'git bisect skip'?
> > 
> > Ah yes, I had the exact same problem last time I bisected.
> > 
> > So yes do 'git bisect skip'. You'll probably hit this problem half a 
> > dozen of times, but at the end you should get a usefull bisect anyway.
> > 
> 
> Were you able to progress ?

Very slowly. I am still working on it, currently at recompile #276.
git-bisect states that I have still about 700 commits to check, but the
real problem is that more than 60% of built kernels crash even before
displaying the cpu_freq message (probably another long lasting bug
hides the one I am looking for). All these skipped kernels make
bisecting very very slow.

A short video about the problem I face when I skip the build is here:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/bug%20avvio%20powerbook%20g4.mp4

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-08-21 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi Giuseppe,

Le 08/07/2020 à 20:44, Christophe Leroy a écrit :



Le 08/07/2020 à 19:36, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hi Cristophe,

Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 19.09 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hi

Le 08/07/2020 à 19:00, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello,
while trying to debug a problem using git bisect, I am now at a point
where I cannot build the kernel at all. This is the error message I
get:

$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc \
   CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- \
   CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP=true \
   INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS=1 \
   -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$BOOT INSTALL_PATH=$BOOT \
   CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_COMPRESSED=1 \
   install modules_install
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'vmlinux', needed by


Surprising.

Did you make any change to Makefiles ?


No


Are you in the middle of a bisect ? If so, if the previous builds
worked, I'd do 'git bisect skip'


Yes, the previous one worked.


What's the result with:

LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux


$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
   CALL    scripts/checksyscalls.sh
   CALL    scripts/atomic/check-atomics.sh
   CHK include/generated/compile.h
   CC  kernel/module.o
kernel/module.c: In function 'do_init_module':
kernel/module.c:3593:2: error: implicit declaration of function
'module_enable_ro'; did you mean 'module_enable_x'? [-Werror=implicit-
function-declaration]
  3593 |  module_enable_ro(mod, true);
   |  ^~~~
   |  module_enable_x
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:267: kernel/module.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:1735: kernel] Error 2

So, should I 'git bisect skip'?


Ah yes, I had the exact same problem last time I bisected.

So yes do 'git bisect skip'. You'll probably hit this problem half a 
dozen of times, but at the end you should get a usefull bisect anyway.




Were you able to progress ?

Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Christophe Leroy




Le 08/07/2020 à 19:36, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hi Cristophe,

Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 19.09 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hi

Le 08/07/2020 à 19:00, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello,
while trying to debug a problem using git bisect, I am now at a point
where I cannot build the kernel at all. This is the error message I
get:

$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc \
   CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- \
   CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP=true \
   INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS=1 \
   -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$BOOT INSTALL_PATH=$BOOT \
   CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_COMPRESSED=1 \
   install modules_install
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'vmlinux', needed by


Surprising.

Did you make any change to Makefiles ?


No


Are you in the middle of a bisect ? If so, if the previous builds
worked, I'd do 'git bisect skip'


Yes, the previous one worked.


What's the result with:

LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux


$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
   CALLscripts/checksyscalls.sh
   CALLscripts/atomic/check-atomics.sh
   CHK include/generated/compile.h
   CC  kernel/module.o
kernel/module.c: In function 'do_init_module':
kernel/module.c:3593:2: error: implicit declaration of function
'module_enable_ro'; did you mean 'module_enable_x'? [-Werror=implicit-
function-declaration]
  3593 |  module_enable_ro(mod, true);
   |  ^~~~
   |  module_enable_x
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:267: kernel/module.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:1735: kernel] Error 2

So, should I 'git bisect skip'?


Ah yes, I had the exact same problem last time I bisected.

So yes do 'git bisect skip'. You'll probably hit this problem half a 
dozen of times, but at the end you should get a usefull bisect anyway.


Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hi Cristophe,

Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 19.09 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hi
> 
> Le 08/07/2020 à 19:00, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > Hello,
> > while trying to debug a problem using git bisect, I am now at a point
> > where I cannot build the kernel at all. This is the error message I
> > get:
> > 
> > $ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc \
> >   CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- \
> >   CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP=true \
> >   INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS=1 \
> >   -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$BOOT INSTALL_PATH=$BOOT \
> >   CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_COMPRESSED=1 \
> >   install modules_install
> > make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'vmlinux', needed by
> 
> Surprising.
> 
> Did you make any change to Makefiles ?

No

> Are you in the middle of a bisect ? If so, if the previous builds 
> worked, I'd do 'git bisect skip'

Yes, the previous one worked.

> What's the result with:
> 
> LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux

$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux
  CALLscripts/checksyscalls.sh
  CALLscripts/atomic/check-atomics.sh
  CHK include/generated/compile.h
  CC  kernel/module.o
kernel/module.c: In function 'do_init_module':
kernel/module.c:3593:2: error: implicit declaration of function
'module_enable_ro'; did you mean 'module_enable_x'? [-Werror=implicit-
function-declaration]
 3593 |  module_enable_ro(mod, true);
  |  ^~~~
  |  module_enable_x
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:267: kernel/module.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:1735: kernel] Error 2

So, should I 'git bisect skip'?

Thank you,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi

Le 08/07/2020 à 19:00, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello,
while trying to debug a problem using git bisect, I am now at a point
where I cannot build the kernel at all. This is the error message I
get:

$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc \
  CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- \
  CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP=true \
  INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS=1 \
  -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$BOOT INSTALL_PATH=$BOOT \
  CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_COMPRESSED=1 \
  install modules_install
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'vmlinux', needed by


Surprising.

Did you make any change to Makefiles ?

Are you in the middle of a bisect ? If so, if the previous builds 
worked, I'd do 'git bisect skip'


What's the result with:

LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- vmlinux

Christophe


'arch/powerpc/boot/zImage.pmac'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [arch/powerpc/Makefile:407: install] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:328: __build_one_by_one] Error 2

How can I continue?

Thank you,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello,
while trying to debug a problem using git bisect, I am now at a point
where I cannot build the kernel at all. This is the error message I
get:

$ LANG=C make ARCH=powerpc \
 CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- \
 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP=true \
 INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS=1 \
 -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$BOOT INSTALL_PATH=$BOOT \
 CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_COMPRESSED=1 \
 install modules_install
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'vmlinux', needed by
'arch/powerpc/boot/zImage.pmac'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [arch/powerpc/Makefile:407: install] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:328: __build_one_by_one] Error 2

How can I continue?

Thank you,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Salut Cristophe,

Il giorno mer, 08/07/2020 alle 10.38 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hi Giuseppe,
> 
> Le 08/07/2020 à 09:59, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > Hello Cristophe,
> > 
> > Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 17.34 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha
> > scritto:
[...]
> > > > And can you try without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK on 5.6.19
> > > 
> > > Sure, I'll let you know.
> > 
> > No, this change did not make the kernel boot. I only changed the
> > option
> > you proposed:
> > 
> > $ grep VMAP .config
> > CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_VMAP_STACK=y
> > # CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not set
> > 
> 
> Ok, at least it is not that. I wanted to be sure because this is a
> huge 
> change added recently that is selected by default.
> 
> I tried on QEMU with your config, it boots properly.
> 
> So I think the only way now will be to bisect. Hope you were able to 
> setup a cross compiler on a speedy machine.

thank you for your time; indeed I may now crosscompile the kernel in 15
minutes instead of about 390... I hope to have a final result in a
couple of days.

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi Giuseppe,

Le 08/07/2020 à 09:59, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 17.34 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:

Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 16.52 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Le 07/07/2020 à 16:03, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Cristophe,


Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config


You may get the standard one from debian or a reduced one that I
made on purpose. The latter is here:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.4.50.gz

  (boot)
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.6.19.gz

  (no boot)


Thanks

Can you provide the complete output when it works, so that I can
see
what is after the place it stops when it fails.


Here it is:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/dmesg-5.4.40-minimo.gz



And can you try without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK on 5.6.19


Sure, I'll let you know.


No, this change did not make the kernel boot. I only changed the option
you proposed:

$ grep VMAP .config
CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_VMAP_STACK=y
# CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not set



Ok, at least it is not that. I wanted to be sure because this is a huge 
change added recently that is selected by default.


I tried on QEMU with your config, it boots properly.

So I think the only way now will be to bisect. Hope you were able to 
setup a cross compiler on a speedy machine.


Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-08 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 17.34 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco ha scritto:
> Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 16.52 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
> scritto:
> > Le 07/07/2020 à 16:03, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > > Hello Cristophe,
> > > 
> > > > Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config
> > > 
> > > You may get the standard one from debian or a reduced one that I
> > > made on purpose. The latter is here:
> > > https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.4.50.gz
> > > 
> > >  (boot)
> > > https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.6.19.gz
> > > 
> > >  (no boot)
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Can you provide the complete output when it works, so that I can
> > see 
> > what is after the place it stops when it fails.
> 
> Here it is:
> https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/dmesg-5.4.40-minimo.gz
> 
> 
> > And can you try without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK on 5.6.19
> 
> Sure, I'll let you know.

No, this change did not make the kernel boot. I only changed the option
you proposed:

$ grep VMAP .config 
CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_VMAP_STACK=y
# CONFIG_VMAP_STACK is not set

Thanks,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-07 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 16.52 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> 
> Le 07/07/2020 à 16:03, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
> > Hello Cristophe,
> > 
> > > Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config
> > 
> > You may get the standard one from debian or a reduced one that I
> > made on purpose. The latter is here:
> > https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.4.50.gz
> >  (boot)
> > https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.6.19.gz
> >  (no boot)
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Can you provide the complete output when it works, so that I can see 
> what is after the place it stops when it fails.

Here it is:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/dmesg-5.4.40-minimo.gz

> And can you try without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK on 5.6.19

Sure, I'll let you know.

Thank you,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-07 Thread Christophe Leroy




Le 07/07/2020 à 16:03, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 15.35 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:

Hi,
Le 07/07/2020 à 14:58, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

[...]

So, I am looking for help. How may I better investigate the
problem?
How may I crossbuild the kernel on a faster machine (amd64) in
order to
try git-bisect without waiting ages?


To crossbuild, use cross tools at
https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/


thank you, I'll have a look at it.


Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config


You may get the standard one from debian or a reduced one that I made
on purpose. The latter is here:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.4.50.gz (boot)
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.6.19.gz (no boot)



Thanks

Can you provide the complete output when it works, so that I can see 
what is after the place it stops when it fails.


And can you try without CONFIG_VMAP_STACK on 5.6.19

Christophe


Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-07 Thread Giuseppe Sacco
Hello Cristophe,

Il giorno mar, 07/07/2020 alle 15.35 +0200, Christophe Leroy ha
scritto:
> Hi,
> Le 07/07/2020 à 14:58, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :
[...]
> > So, I am looking for help. How may I better investigate the
> > problem?
> > How may I crossbuild the kernel on a faster machine (amd64) in
> > order to
> > try git-bisect without waiting ages?
> 
> To crossbuild, use cross tools at 
> https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/

thank you, I'll have a look at it.

> Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config

You may get the standard one from debian or a reduced one that I made
on purpose. The latter is here:
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.4.50.gz (boot)
https://eppesuigoccas.homedns.org/~giuseppe/config-5.6.19.gz (no boot)

Bye,
Giuseppe



Re: kernel since 5.6 do not boot anymore on Apple PowerBook

2020-07-07 Thread Christophe Leroy

Hi,

Le 07/07/2020 à 14:58, Giuseppe Sacco a écrit :

Hello,
I am testing linux on a quite old hardware, an Apple PowerBook G4
"Titanium IV". I used to run Debian on this machine, so I upgraded the
old operating system to the latest software and found that new kernels
do not boot.
I rebuilt natively (on the powerbook) a few kernels and found that
5.4.50 still works fine, while 5.6.19 and 5.7.7 stop after printing:

pmac32_cpufreq: registering PowerMac CPU frequency driver
pmac32_cpufreq: Low: 667 MHz, High: 867 Mhz, Boot: 667 MHz

no more output is printed. I waited 5 minutes and then powered off the
machine using the power button. Rebooting with old kernel works.

So, I am looking for help. How may I better investigate the problem?
How may I crossbuild the kernel on a faster machine (amd64) in order to
try git-bisect without waiting ages?



To crossbuild, use cross tools at 
https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/


Can you tell which defconfig you use or provide your .config

Christophe