new binutils breaks "tlbie" instruction in kernel?

Segher Boessenkool segher at
Fri Feb 4 11:55:08 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.

> Wasn't it fixed ?
> Ben.

My patch indeed was backed out.  If ever I find the time I'll get it 
in though, but without affecting tlbie (the syntax for tlbie is 
when you look at the PEM or at the Books; the patch was supposed to 
a problem in the cmpXX insns only).  Someone should get the PEM and the
architecture books back in line ;-)


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