[PATCH] add Altivec/VMX state to coredumps

Michael Ellerman michael at ellerman.id.au
Thu Sep 27 12:53:56 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 09:42 +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Kumar Gala wrote:
> > On Sep 25, 2007, at 11:56 PM, Mark Nelson wrote:
> > > What cores have SPE at the moment? Also, perhaps more importantly,  
> > > are there any plans to have Altivec and SPE in the same core?
> > 
> > The e500 cores's from Freescale.
> > 
> > No, they are pretty much mutually exclusive.
> Bummer, only now do I realize this thread is not about the Synergistic
> Processing Elements but about the Signal Processing Extension...

Yeah, it's a bit of a downer. Luckily most of the Cell kernel code uses
SPU rather than SPE.

Happily it looks like SPU will become ambiguous if Niagara II support
lands in the kernel:

sigh :)

Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

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