Oops on alpha while loading aic7xxx driver

From: Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 15:09:48 EST


I just freshly compiled 2.6.6 using gcc 3.4.0 (built as a cross-compiler on
i386) and the kernel oopses when it loads the module for the Adaptec scsi
card. As a side note, it works when the driver is built-in.

Here's the decoded oops:
ksymoops 2.4.9 on alpha 2.6.6-rc3. Options used
-v vmlinux (specified)
-k kallsyms (specified)
-l modules (specified)
-o /lib/modules/2.6.6 (specified)
-m /boot/System-map-2.6.6 (specified)

Warning (read_ksyms): no kernel symbols in ksyms, is kallsyms a valid ksyms file?
No modules in ksyms, skipping objects
No ksyms, skipping lsmod
1024K Bcache detected; load hit latency 30 cycles, load miss latency 121 cycles
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 47f10409b53e0008
modprobe(289): Oops 0
pc = [<fffffffc000beb74>] ra = [<fffffffc000beb68>] ps = 0000 Not tainted
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf64-alpha -a alpha
v0 = 0000000000000001 t0 = 0000000000000010 t1 = 47f10409b53e0008
t2 = fffffc00011e0c00 t3 = 000000000000001e t4 = 0000000000000020
t5 = 0000000000000000 t6 = fffffc00014616b0 t7 = fffffc003f7d4000
s0 = fffffc00011e0c00 s1 = fffffc003f545bc8 s2 = 0000000000000001
s3 = fffffffc000e0288 s4 = fffffc000077fb10 s5 = fffffc000073e688
s6 = fffffc003f7d7ab8
a0 = 00000000000003e8 a1 = fffffc003f7d7ab8 a2 = 000000000000000c
a3 = fffffc003f7d7a10 a4 = fffffc003f7d7a08 a5 = 0000000000000000
t8 = 0000000000000000 t9 = 00000000ffffffff t10= 0000000000100100
t11= 0000000000200200 pv = fffffc000031e0e0 at = fffffc0000006d00
gp = fffffc000033ebd8 sp = fffffc003f7d7a48
Trace:fffffc00004abc78 fffffc00004da75c fffffc00004da974 fffffc00004dad84 fffffc00004db374 fffffc00004ab640 fffffc0000341868 fffffc0000312104 fffffc00003bc034 fffffc0000393944 fffffc000035aa6c
Code: 47ff041f 345e0092 d35ffa0a 47e0040b e4000030 a45d6c58 <a0220000> e4200006

>>PC; fffffffc000beb74 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791060/????> <=====

Trace; fffffc00004abc78 <pci_device_probe+536/576>
Trace; fffffc00004da75c <bus_match+92/192>
Trace; fffffc00004da974 <driver_attach+148/272>
Trace; fffffc00004dad84 <bus_add_driver+180/320>
Trace; fffffc00004db374 <driver_register+52/80>
Trace; fffffc00004ab640 <pci_register_driver+112/240>
Trace; fffffc0000341868 <sys_init_module+472/6944>
Trace; fffffc0000312104 <entSys+164/192>
Trace; fffffc00003bc034 <ext3_dirty_inode+164/224>
Trace; fffffc0000393944 <__mark_inode_dirty+324/512>
Trace; fffffc000035aa6c <__vma_link_rb+60/80>

Code; fffffffc000beb5c <END_OF_CODE+4380858791036/????>
0000000000000000 <_PC>:
Code; fffffffc000beb5c <END_OF_CODE+4380858791036/????>
0: 1f 04 ff 47 nop
Code; fffffffc000beb60 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791040/????>
4: 92 00 5e 34 stw t1,146(sp)
Code; fffffffc000beb64 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791044/????>
8: 0a fa 5f d3 bsr ra,ffffffffffffe834 <_PC+0xffffffffffffe834>
Code; fffffffc000beb68 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791048/????>
c: 0b 04 e0 47 mov v0,s2
Code; fffffffc000beb6c <END_OF_CODE+4380858791052/????>
10: 30 00 00 e4 beq v0,d4 <_PC+0xd4>
Code; fffffffc000beb70 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791056/????>
14: 58 6c 5d a4 ldq t1,27736(gp)
Code; fffffffc000beb74 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791060/????> <=====
18: 00 00 22 a0 ldl t0,0(t1) <=====
Code; fffffffc000beb78 <END_OF_CODE+4380858791064/????>
1c: 06 00 20 e4 beq t0,38 <_PC+0x38>

1 warning issued. Results may not be reliable.

Using objdump, kallsyms, I've been able to pinpoint the problem. The
closest function to fffffffc000beb74 is ahc_pci_config:
fffffffc000be5c0 t ahc_pci_config [aic7xxx]
fffffffc000c02e0 t ahc_pci_intr [aic7xxx]

At the address fffffffc000beb74, we're in check_extport (called by

Here's the output of objdump (see how it matches the output of ksymoops):

22bc: 1f 04 ff 47 nop
22c0: 92 00 5e 34 stw t1,146(sp)
22c4: 00 00 40 d3 bsr ra,22c8 <ahc_pci_config+0x5a8>
22c8: 0b 04 e0 47 mov v0,s2
22cc: 30 00 00 e4 beq v0,2390 <ahc_pci_config+0x670>
22d0: 00 00 5d a4 ldq t1,0(gp)
22d4: 00 00 22 a0 ldl t0,0(t1)
22d8: 06 00 20 e4 beq t0,22f4 <ahc_pci_config+0x5d4>

fffffffc000beb74 is really 22d4. The interesting thing is the portion of C
code involved:
1364: if (bootverbose)
1365: printf("%s: Reading SEEPROM...", ahc_name(ahc));

So it looks like it chokes on bootverbose, any idea why?
Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer E-Mail: mchouque@xxxxxxxxx
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