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Date:	Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:41:10 +1000
From:	Michael Ellerman <michael@...erman.id.au>
To:	Anshuman Khandual <khandual@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	linuxppc-dev@...abs.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	mikey@...ling.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 1/5] powerpc, perf: Add new BHRB related instructions
 for POWER8

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 05:56:12PM +0530, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
> This patch adds new POWER8 instruction encoding for reading
> the BHRB buffer entries and also clearing it. Encoding for
> "clrbhrb" instruction is straight forward.

Which is "clear branch history rolling buffer" ?

> But "mfbhrbe"
> encoding involves reading a certain index of BHRB buffer
> into a particular GPR register.

And "Move from branch history rolling buffer entry" ?

> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h
> index 8752bc8..93ae5a1 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h
> @@ -82,6 +82,7 @@
>  #define	__REGA0_R31	31
>  
>  /* sorted alphabetically */
> +#define PPC_INST_BHRBE			0x7c00025c

I don't think you really need this, just use the literal value below.

> @@ -297,6 +298,12 @@
>  #define PPC_NAP			stringify_in_c(.long PPC_INST_NAP)
>  #define PPC_SLEEP		stringify_in_c(.long PPC_INST_SLEEP)
>  
> +/* BHRB instructions */
> +#define PPC_CLRBHRB		stringify_in_c(.long 0x7c00035c)
> +#define PPC_MFBHRBE(r, n)	stringify_in_c(.long PPC_INST_BHRBE | \
> +						__PPC_RS(r) | \
> +							(((n) & 0x1f) << 11))

Why are you not using ___PPC_RB(n) here ?

cheers
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