[PATCH] powerpc: POWER7 optimised memcpy using VMX and enhanced prefetch

Peter Bergner bergner at vnet.ibm.com
Tue Dec 18 11:26:13 EST 2012

On Mon, 2012-12-17 at 22:33 +1100, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> Hi Jimi,
> > I know this is a little late, but shouldn't these power7 specific
> > thingies be in "obj-$(CONFIG_PPC_BOOK3S_64)". The reason I ask is
> > that my compiler pukes on "dcbtst" and as I deal with that I wanted
> > to point this out.
> I guess we could do that. It's a bit strange your assembler is
> complaining about the dcbtst instructions since we wrap them with
> power4:
> .machine push
> .machine "power4"
>         dcbt    r0,r4,0b01000
>         dcbt    r0,r7,0b01010
>         dcbtst  r0,r9,0b01000
>         dcbtst  r0,r10,0b01010
>         eieio
>         dcbt    r0,r8,0b01010   /* GO */
> .machine pop

Jimi, are you using an "old" binutils from before my patch that
changed the operand order for these types of instructions?



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