[Cbe-oss-dev] [PATCH] force -mno-string option on cell

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Sat Mar 24 07:46:20 EST 2007

On Friday 23 March 2007, Segher Boessenkool wrote:

>         CFLAGS_whatever.o := -msome-flags
> It would be even better to not lie to the compiler by
> telling it it can use the LS area as normal memory, since
> evidently it cannot :-)

Yes, this is the important point. I actually think the first
patch that just replaces memcpy with memcpy_fromio is the
right solution for the specific problem.

Avoiding certain instructions in the kernel may be a good
thing to do as well, but this is not at all a cell specific

Maybe we should have a more detailed CPU selection Kconfig
option like

CPU Family
   * 64 bit common (power3/4/5/6, ppc970, cell, *star)
   * 32 bit common (6xx, 82xx, 83xx, 86xx)
   * 40x/44x
   * ...

Minimum supported CPU (gcc -march=, depending on above selection)
   * 603
   * 604
   * 750
   * power3
   * power4
   * 970

Optimize for CPU (gcc -mtune)
   (subset of the -march list as before)

	Arnd <><

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