Re: Boot problem on PPC with 4.4-git - Bisected to commit 21266be

From: Dan Williams
Date: Wed Jan 20 2016 - 17:19:59 EST

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 01/20/2016 02:33 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> That isn't quite right. I added that patch, and restored the 4.4.0
> configuration. That one has "CONFIG_STRICT_DEVM=y". After I ran "make
> oldconfig", CONFIG_STRICT_DEVM was still set, which kills rebooting.
> When I repeated the process, but removed the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVM line from
> .config before I ran "make oldconfig", then I got a bootable configuration.
> It seems that once STRICT_DEVM is yes, only a "make menuconfig", or
> equivalent, will let you turn it off.

This matches my expectation. The fix stops defaulting it on when
CONFIG_STRICT_DEVM is set, but if you already have it set this change
will have no effect. In other words if you take a old config from
before CONFIG_IO_STRICT_DEVMEM was introduced it won't get turned