[PATCH] align.c

Stef Simoens stef.simoens at pi.be
Sat Jul 17 03:42:39 EST 2004

Kumar Gala wrote:
> Do you really see string ops and alignment exceptions?  I was under the
> impression they did byte accesses.

Yes, but i've only seen alignment exceptions with stswi/lswi
instructions though.

(On the MPC601, stswi/lswi has better timings than a series of stw/lwz;
that's why I'm probably the only one seeing them...)

While I was at it, Paulus asked me to handle stmw/lmw and stswx/lswx as


> On Jul 14, 2004, at 1:36 PM, Stef Simoens wrote:
>> This is an (updated) diff to arch/ppc/kernel/align.c of the 2.6.8-rc1
>> kernel.
>> The patch adds support for the handling of alignment exceptions of
>> multiple (lmw/stmw) and string (lswi/lswx/stswi/stswx) instructions.
>> Stef
>> diff -ur linux-2.6.8-rc1/arch/ppc/kernel/align.c
>> linux-2.6.8-rc1-mq/arch/ppc/kernel/align.c
>> --- linux-2.6.8-rc1/arch/ppc/kernel/align.c    2004-07-12
>> 17:46:42.525695737 +0200
>> +++ linux-2.6.8-rc1-mq/arch/ppc/kernel/align.c    2004-07-12
>> 20:25:24.390989048 +0200

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