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From: Aubrey Li <aubrey.intel@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Drake <drake@endlessm.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	x86@kernel.org, "Li, Aubrey" <aubrey.li@linux.intel.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Endless Linux Upstreaming Team <linux@endlessm.com>
Subject: Re: setup_boot_APIC_clock() NULL dereference during early boot on reduced hardware platforms
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 15:16:40 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAERHkruxfBc8DqNUr=fbYuQWrXrHC7cK6HnVR3xp0iLA9QtxiQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAD8Lp448i7jOk9C5NJtC2wHMaGuRLD4pxVqK17YqRCuMVXhsOA@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 2:26 PM Daniel Drake <drake@endlessm.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Working with a new consumer laptop based on AMD R7-3700U, we are
> seeing a kernel panic during early boot (before the display
> initializes). It's a new product and there is no previous known
> working kernel version (tested 5.0, 5.2 and current linus master).
>
> We may have also seen this problem on a MiniPC based on AMD APU 7010
> from another vendor, but we don't have it in hands right now to
> confirm that it's the exact same crash.
>
> earlycon shows the details: a NULL dereference under
> setup_boot_APIC_clock(), which actually happens in
> calibrate_APIC_clock():
>
>     /* Replace the global interrupt handler */
>     real_handler = global_clock_event->event_handler;
>     global_clock_event->event_handler = lapic_cal_handler;
>
> global_clock_event is NULL here. This is a "reduced hardware" ACPI
> platform so acpi_generic_reduced_hw_init() has set timer_init to NULL,
> avoiding the usual codepaths that would set up global_clock_event.
>
IIRC, acpi_generic_reduced_hw_init() avoids initializing PIT, the status of
this legacy device is unknown in ACPI hw-reduced mode.

> I tried the obvious:
>  if (!global_clock_event)
>     return -1;
>
No, the platform needs a global clock event, can you turn on some other
clock source on your platform, like HPET?

Thanks,
-Aubrey

> However I'm probably missing part of the big picture here, as this
> only makes boot fail later on. It continues til the next point that
> something leads to schedule(), such as a driver calling msleep() or
> mark_readonly() calling rcu_barrier(), etc. Then it hangs.
>
> Is something missing in terms of timer setup here? Suggestions appreciated...
>
> Thanks
> Daniel

  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-01  7:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-01  6:24 Daniel Drake
2019-08-01  7:16 ` Aubrey Li [this message]
2019-08-01  7:35   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-01  7:56     ` Aubrey Li
2019-08-01  8:13       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-01  8:21         ` Li, Aubrey
2019-08-01 10:13           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-01 15:44             ` Lendacky, Thomas
2019-08-08 20:36               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-08 21:01                 ` Lendacky, Thomas
2019-08-08 21:08                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-08 21:36                     ` Lendacky, Thomas
2019-08-09 12:54                       ` [PATCH] x86/apic: Handle missing global clockevent gracefully Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-09 12:59                         ` Jiri Slaby
2019-08-09 13:58                         ` Lendacky, Thomas
2019-08-09 19:40                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-12  6:16                         ` Daniel Drake
2019-08-12  7:03                           ` Jiri Slaby
2019-08-15  5:02                           ` Daniel Drake
2019-08-12  7:46                         ` Li, Aubrey
2019-08-12 12:24                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-12 12:59                             ` Aubrey Li
2019-08-12 17:11                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-19 10:37                         ` [tip:x86/urgent] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-01  9:00   ` setup_boot_APIC_clock() NULL dereference during early boot on reduced hardware platforms Daniel Drake
2019-08-01 10:17     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-08-01  7:27 ` Thomas Gleixner

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