Re: Rootfs in eMMC: Kernel panic ...Attempted to kill init!

From: Catalin Marinas
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 10:33:24 EST

On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 15:26 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 19:43 +0530, Sudeep K N wrote:
> > Thanks for the suggestion.
> > With the logs it is clear that crash is in the userspace.
> > I am getting one of the 2 logs(below) randomly.
> This sounds familiar: SMP -> writealloc cache policy (could be forced by
> hardware) -> cache corruption in user space with ext2.
> Does you driver use the DMA API? If not, does your eMMC driver flush the
> cache (in case you hit one of the long-standing problems with PIO
> drivers).
> It's worth trying this hack:

To be more precise:

If your system is ARM11MPCore based and your driver uses DMA, try this
patch (in-software DMA cache maintenance operations broadcasting):;a=commitdiff_plain;h=95298b1792121e7068258de451caec7f3dda0e78

If your driver is a PIO one, try this patch (flush_dcache_page called in
the VFS layer):;a=commitdiff_plain;h=d763f5815aa21095141c3ba87011906a61505dad


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