[PATCH] PPC/PPC64: Introduce CPU_HAS_FEATURE() macro

Olof Johansson olof at austin.ibm.com
Sat Feb 5 05:35:14 EST 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 01:36:55PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I have a somewhat similar patch that does the same to the
> systemcfg->platform checks. I'm not sure if we should use the same inline
> function for both checks, but I do think that they should be used in a
> similar way, e.g. CPU_HAS_FEATURE(x) and PLATFORM_HAS_FEATURE(x).

Yep. Firmware features are also on the list. I figured I'd do CPU features
first though since they are the ones that started bugging me.

> The same stuff is obviously possible for cur_cpu_spec->cpu_features as well.
> Do you think that it will help there?

Nice. It won't be quite as easy to do compile-time for cpu features.
pSeries will need all cpus enabled since we have them all on various
machines, etc. I guess Powermac/Maple could benefit from it. In the
end it depends on how hairy the implementation would get vs performance


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