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* [PATCH] fix for crash for invalid MP table
@ 2003-11-26  8:44 Balazs Scheidler
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From: Balazs Scheidler @ 2003-11-26  8:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Attached you will find a patch which changes a couple of 'panic' calls to
'printk' in the MP table parsing code. The problem is that panics so early
in the boot process cause nothing to be printed on the console, my laptop
froze immediately after printing "Uncompressing Linux..."

Changing the panics to printks solved the problem here, the kernel displays
an error message but then continues to boot. I can finally use the lapic
with this patch in place.

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--- linux-2.6.0-test9/arch/i386/kernel/mpparse.c	Wed Nov 26 09:36:27 2003
+++ linux-2.6.0-test9/arch/i386/kernel/mpparse.c	Wed Nov 26 09:31:49 2003
@@ -361,7 +361,7 @@
 	unsigned char *mpt=((unsigned char *)mpc)+count;
 	if (memcmp(mpc->mpc_signature,MPC_SIGNATURE,4)) {
-		panic("SMP mptable: bad signature [%c%c%c%c]!\n",
+		printk("SMP mptable: bad signature [%c%c%c%c]!\n",
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@
 		return 0;
 	if (mpf_checksum((unsigned char *)mpc,mpc->mpc_length)) {
-		panic("SMP mptable: checksum error!\n");
+		printk("SMP mptable: checksum error!\n");
 		return 0;
 	if (mpc->mpc_spec!=0x01 && mpc->mpc_spec!=0x04) {

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