Altivec Vector code bug

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Wed Apr 7 16:30:53 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 06:19, John Whitney wrote:
> The attached patch corrects the following problem with the Altivec
> vector:
> When running Linux 2.6.5-rc2 (Altivec NOT configured in) on a 7410-base
> platform, and running a program that attempts to use a vector register,
> the kernel will lock up.  This is due to vectoring to 0xf20, which is
> in the middle of the exception prolog as the exception handler is now
> written.

Thanks, forwarded upstream.


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