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From: (Ard Biesheuvel)
Subject: ARM64 kernel Image size limitations?
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 21:01:13 +0100	[thread overview]
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On 28 August 2017 at 20:55, Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been fighting with a reasonably large kernel Image: 46MB and
> found unable to boot it. This is on v4.13-rc6, but I could go back as
> far as v4.9~ish. It is so big, because it's got some debugging enabled,
> and the initramfs compression is disabled, but still that ought to be
> possible.
> After some experimentation I found that the breaking size is somewhere
> around 33MB total for arch/arm64/boot/Image and when that happens, I get
> the following backtrace which suggests that there is some memory
> corruption of some kind (or so it seems to me), other experiments
> indicated that the backtrace may point back to where the bootloader had
> set up its exception vector. I am fairly confident that the bootloader
> is not responsible for corrupting the Image that is loaded.
> Is there such a size limitation or am I possibly tripping over something
> else?

What boot environment are you using? Is it possible the DTB is copied
on top of the kernel by the boot loader?

  reply	other threads:[~2017-08-28 20:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-08-28 19:55 Florian Fainelli
2017-08-28 20:01 ` Ard Biesheuvel [this message]
2017-08-28 21:24   ` Florian Fainelli
2017-08-29  8:15     ` Ard Biesheuvel
2017-08-29 16:51       ` Florian Fainelli
2017-08-29 16:58         ` Florian Fainelli
2017-08-29 10:31 ` Mark Rutland

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