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Date:	Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:01:47 -0800
From:	Olof Johansson <>
Cc:,,, Olof Johansson <>
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc: Fix alignment of secondary cpu spin vars

Commit 5c0484e25ec0 ('powerpc: Endian safe trampoline') resulted in
losing proper alignment of the spinlock variables used when booting
secondary CPUs, causing some quite odd issues with failing to boot on
PA Semi-based systems.

This showed itself on ppc64_defconfig, but not on pasemi_defconfig,
so it had gone unnoticed when I initially tested the LE patch set.

Fix is to add explicit alignment instead of relying on good luck. :)

Fixes: 5c0484e25ec0 ('powerpc: Endian safe trampoline')
Reported-by: Christian Zigotzky <>
Signed-off-by: Olof Johansson <>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
index 2ae41ab..4d94477 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/head_64.S
@@ -80,6 +80,7 @@ END_FTR_SECTION(0, 1)
 	 * of the function that the cpu should jump to to continue
 	 * initialization.
+	.balign 8
 	.globl  __secondary_hold_spinloop
 	.llong	0x0

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