[PATCH] fix-data-abort-from-sd-ombug799.patch

Mike Montour mail at mmontour.net
Wed Jul 16 08:55:51 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:

> ext2 never worked for me last I tried it, it just failed to parse the
> filesystem I think rather than aborted, is it working for you after
> this?  It would simplify SD Card boot a bit since we have a VFAT
> partition first to allow kernel to be picked up by U-Boot currently.

Without the patch, accessing an ext2/ext3 filesystem causes some sort of 
stack corruption that can have various symptoms (not always the same 
error message). As noted in the Trac entry (#799) the root cause of this 
is still unknown.

With the patch I am able to execute 'ext2ls' and 'ext2load' reliably, 
and I have been running with an ext3 SD-card rootfs (including kernel) 
on my GTA01 for several months. I don't have access to a GTA02 so I 
can't test it there.

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