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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:25:59 -0700
From:	Laura Abbott <labbott@...hat.com>
To:	Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>
Cc:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	"linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org" <linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Missing operand for tlbie instruction on Power7

On 10/05/2015 08:35 PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-10-02 at 08:43 -0700, Laura Abbott wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> We received a report (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1267395) of bad assembly
>> when compiling on powerpc with little endian
>
> ...
>
>> After some discussion with the binutils folks, it turns out that the tlbie
>> instruction actually requires another operand and binutils was updated to
>> check for this https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2015-05/msg00133.html .
>>
>> The code sequence in arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h now needs to be updated:
>>
>> #if !defined(CONFIG_4xx) && !defined(CONFIG_8xx)
>> #define tlbia                                   \
>>           li      r4,1024;                        \
>>           mtctr   r4;                             \
>>           lis     r4,KERNELBASE@h;                \
>> 0:      tlbie   r4;                             \
>>           addi    r4,r4,0x1000;                   \
>>           bdnz    0b
>> #endif
>>
>> I don't know enough ppc assembly to properly fix this but I can test.
>
> How are you testing? This code is fairly old and I'm dubious if it still works.
>
> These days we have a ppc_md hook for flushing the TLB, ppc_md.flush_tlb().
> Ideally the swsusp code would use that.
>
> cheers
>
>

Testing would probably just be compile and maybe boot. I don't have regular
access to the hardware. This problem just showed up for me when someone
tried to compile Fedora rawhide with the latest binutils.

 From what I can tell, it looks like the .flush_tlb of the cpu_spec is only
defined for power7 and power8 and I don't see a ppc_md.flush_tlb on the
master branch. It's not clear what to do for the case where there is no
flush_tlb function. Would filling in a .flush_tlb for all the PPC_BOOK3S_64
with the existing tlbia sequence work? It's also worth noting that the
__flush_power7 uses tlbiel instead of tlbie.

Thanks,
Laura
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