Disable cache on 74xx

Brian Waite waite at skycomputers.com
Fri Feb 21 00:55:12 EST 2003

According to The User's Manual, the data cache instructions become no-ops if
the data cache is disabled.

On Wednesday 19 February 2003 5:48 pm, Gary Thomas wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 14:07, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 21:52, Brian Waite wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 	I am trying to hunt down a memory controller configuration problem and
> > > I have been asked to disable all caching so as to remove it from the
> > > equation. I can easl disable L2 but when I start ucking with the WIMG
> > > bits to set cache inhibit, The kernel panics with stack overflows. Does
> > > anyone know where or what I have to set to disable caching?
> >
> > Hrm... set L2 and L3 off, then hack HID0 to disable L1 ?
> There are other problems with this.  With the caches disabled
> (via HID0) all data cache instructions (like DCBF) will fail.
> There are some of these in the kernel itself, but beware that
> GLIBC has it's own set.
> ... totally disabling the data CACHE with Linux is non-trivial.

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