[PATCH 5/6 v2] KVM: PPC: Book3E: Add ONE_REG AltiVec support

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Fri Jul 4 17:54:44 EST 2014

On 03.07.14 18:11, mihai.caraman at freescale.com wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexander Graf [mailto:agraf at suse.de]
>> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 3:34 PM
>> To: Caraman Mihai Claudiu-B02008; kvm-ppc at vger.kernel.org
>> Cc: kvm at vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/6 v2] KVM: PPC: Book3E: Add ONE_REG AltiVec support
>> On 30.06.14 17:34, Mihai Caraman wrote:
>>> Add ONE_REG support for AltiVec on Book3E.
>>> Signed-off-by: Mihai Caraman <mihai.caraman at freescale.com>
>> Any chance we can handle these in generic code?
> I expected this request :) Can we let this for a second phase to have
> e6500 enabled first?

I don't see the value of duplicating code in e500 specific code only to 
remove and combine it in common code in a follow-up patch after that.

> Can you share with us a Book3S setup so I can validate the requested
> changes? I already fell anxious touching strange hardware specific
> Book3S code without running it.

Until a few weeks ago I had an externally reachable G5 machine that we 
could've used for this. Unfortunately I had to replace the box with 
another one that's not quite as stable. I'll try and see if I can fix or 
replace it soon.


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