pte_update and 64-bit PTEs on PPC32?

Gabriel Paubert paubert at
Fri Apr 8 18:26:35 EST 2005

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 04:33:14PM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> Here is a version that works if CONFIG_PTE_64BIT is defined.  If we 
> like this, I can simplify the pte_update so we dont need the (unsigned 
> long)(p+1) - 4) trick anymore.  Let me know.
> - kumar
> #ifdef CONFIG_PTE_64BIT
> static inline unsigned long long pte_update(pte_t *p, unsigned long clr,
>                                        unsigned long set)
> {
>         unsigned long long old;
>         unsigned long tmp;
>         __asm__ __volatile__("\
> 1:      lwarx   %L0,0,%4\n\
>         lwzx    %0,0,%3\n\
>         andc    %1,%L0,%5\n\
>         or      %1,%1,%6\n\
>         stwcx.  %1,0,%4\n\
>         bne-    1b"
>         : "=&r" (old), "=&r" (tmp), "=m" (*p)
>         : "r" (p), "r" ((unsigned long)(p) + 4), "r" (clr), "r" (set), 
> "m" (*p)

Are you sure of your pointer arithmetic? I believe that
you'd rather want to use (unsigned char)(p)+4. Or even better:

:"r" (p), "b" (4), "r" (clr), "r" (set)

and change the first line to:  lwarx %L0,%4,%3.

Even more devious, you don't need the %4 parameter:

	li %L0,4
	lwarx %L0,%L0,%3

since %L0 cannot be r0. This saves one register.

>         : "cc" );

On PPC, I always prefer saying cr0 over cc. Maybe it's just
me, but it's the canonical register name in the architecture.


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