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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Feb 5 10:50:44 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 12:35 -0600, Olof Johansson wrote:
> 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
> improvement.

One other thing we did on ppc32 was to have separate ELF sections for
pmac, chrp and prep specific code & get rid of them after boot... It may
be worth bringing this back in...


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