Missing operand for tlbie instruction on Power7

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 8 01:31:27 AEDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 5:13 AM, Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-10-07 at 02:19 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 05:00:49PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> > > It's also worth noting that the __flush_power7 uses tlbiel instead of tlbie.
>> >
>> > Yeah that's a good point. It's not clear if the swsusp code wants to a local or
>> > a global invalidate.
>> If I read the code right, this is called on the boot CPU when all the
>> non-boot CPUs are still (potentially) down, so if you would do a global
>> invalidate the non-boot CPUs might not even notice, so those need to do
>> a (local) invalidate after being brought up anyway?  Or they probably
>> need it before being brought down at all?  You figure it out, it makes
>> my brain hurt :-)
> A good rule would be that every cpu does a local invalidate before turning on
> the MMU. That would work for this case and also for kexec, kdump, junk left by
> firmare etc. But I don't think we do that consistently in a way that works for
> this code at the moment.
>> > As an alternative, can you try adding a .machine push / .machine "power4" /
>> > .machine pop, around the tlbie. That should tell the assembler to drop back to
>> > power4 mode for that instruction, which should then do the right thing. There
>> > are some examples in that file.
>> That will get the assembler to not complain, but it will assemble the wrong
>> instruction: the power7 instruction has the same opcode (but different
>> semantics).  So if you assemble a "tlbie r4" in power4 mode, a newer CPU
>> will see it as a "tlbie r4,r0" and do the wrong thing.
> Yeah, it would basically maintain the existing behaviour which is wrong but a
> known quantity. I suspect no one has ever run this on Power7 or in fact
> anything other than G5 or Book3E.

Likely not, but leaving it broken just because it is known behavior
seems pretty weird to me.  I think Fedora will look at simply
disabling hibernation on ppc64 so the file isn't built at all.  Seems
to be a safer option.


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