`tlbiel' instruction still breaks POWER3 on 2.6.0

linas at austin.ibm.com linas at austin.ibm.com
Fri Jan 23 07:50:38 EST 2004

On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 10:48:39AM -0800, Adam Litke wrote:
> I know this has been discussed before.  Stock 2.6.0 won't boot power3
> because of the infamous 'tlbiel' instruction stuff.
> 'arch/ppc64/Makefile' is also hardcoded to power4 via -mcpu=power4.  I
> know about the workaround and have gotten a kernel to boot.  Is there a
> rolled up patch in another ppc64 tree (ameslab, rsync)?  Could we get it

ameslab 2.6 boots fine on power3

fyi it even works fine when the userland is the old suse sles8,

> pushed into 2.6?

Im guessing there's a lot in ameslab thats not in 2.6 yet?

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