new binutils breaks "tlbie" instruction in kernel?

Chris Friesen cfriesen at
Fri Feb 4 02:02:59 EST 2005

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> 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.

> Wasn't it fixed ?

Not sure what "it" you mean.  The current kernel code does not have the 
third parm.  I'm not sure about the latest binutils, but is 
what a vendor wants to build on.


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