Matt Porter mporter at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Dec 7 07:15:00 EST 2004

On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 12:39:49PM -0600, Kumar Gala wrote:
> The TS provides an additional bit of address space on Book-E processors 
> (440, e500, etc).  An exception automatically clears the MSR[IS, DS] 
> fields which are used to compare against the TLB's TS field.
> It was the case at one point in time (may still be) that on 440, the 
> interrupt context was TS = 0, everything else was TS = 1.  Matt was 
> going to (or may have) changed it so everything is TS = 0 so we could 
> save a few TLB entries.

It's changed in 2.6 (all AS=0), in 2.4 I never got around to finishing
the update to the MMU handling. Since then, 2.6 has gone way beyond
2.4 in features/fixes so I don't intend to do anything more with
2.4. Patches are welcome for linuxppc-2.4, though.


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