[PATCH 1/7] PowerPC64: Not to insert EA=0 entry at

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Sep 28 08:37:09 EST 2007

> It should have been set in setup_64.c, in setup_paca() (which is called
> twice) in that statement:
> 	local_paca = &paca[cpu];
> As local_paca is defined as being a variable held in register r13. Maybe
> something bad's happening with the compiler ?

Can you check early_setup disassembly, see if r13 is assigned (it should
be in two spots) and if it's clobbered by the compiler somewhere ?

Also, you may want to try adding --ffixed-r13 to the CFLAGS in the
makefile and let us know if it makes a difference... r13 is marked
reserved by the ABI but segher seems to imply that gcc may decide to ues
it anyway (ouch !)


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