new binutils breaks "tlbie" instruction in kernel?

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Thu Feb 3 16:13:33 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 12:39 -0600, Chris Friesen wrote:
> The "tlbie" instruction has a bit which may be set to indicate regular 
> or large page size.  This used to be set via an optional second parameter.
> Apparently some time between binutils versions and 
> a change went in to make this second parameter mandatory, 
> which breaks the kernel ppc code.
> What is the recommended way to fix this?  Do all binutils versions 
> understand the second parameter, or will "sufficiently old" versions 
> choke on it?

Wasn't it fixed ?


More information about the Linuxppc-dev mailing list