[RFC] [PATCH] powerpc: Add MSR_DE to MSR_KERNEL

Bob Cochran ppc at mindchasers.com
Wed May 30 23:26:48 EST 2012

On 05/30/2012 03:43 AM, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> Emulators such as BDI2000 and CodeWarrior needs to have MSR_DE set
> in order to support break points.
> This adds MSR_DE for kernel space only.
> ---
> I have tested this briefly with BDI2000 on P2010(e500) and
> it works for me. I don't know if there are any bad side effects, therfore
> this RFC.
>   arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg.h       |    2 +-
>   arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg_booke.h |    2 +-
>   2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

I believe that additional patches are required for CodeWarrior to work 
properly (e.g., assembly start up).  I think the patches should come 
from Freescale.  For whatever reason, they include them in their SDK, 
but haven't submitted them for inclusion in the mainline.

As a developer on Freescale Power products, I would like to see 
Freescale offer up a CodeWarrior patch set, so I don't have to manage 
the patches myself when working outside the SDK (i.e., on a more recent 

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