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Date:   Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:21:16 -0700
From:   Guenter Roeck <>
To:     Ben Hutchings <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3.16 00/19] 3.16.43-rc1 review

On 04/01/2017 03:40 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2017-04-01 at 10:43 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> [snip list of MIPS failures]
>> I tried to build mips:allnoconfig with the following binutils versions.
>> They all fail with the same errors.
>> 	2.22 (from Poky version 1.3)
>> 	2.22 (kernel toolchain, gcc 4.6.3)
>> 	2.24 (kernel toolchain, gcc 4.9.0)
>> 	2.26.1 (buildroot toolchain, gcc 5.4.0)
>> Bisect points to commit c4cf8e3a3e8f as the culprit.
>>> Details are available at
>> Unfortunately, just reverting this one patch doesn't work.
>> Reverting
>> f1ece3b9dd5e MIPS: Fix build with binutils 2.24.51+
>> f8547d2f97c8 MIPS: init upper 64b of vector registers when MSA is first used
>> c4cf8e3a3e8f MIPS: save/restore MSACSR register on context switch
>> fixes the problem, at least for an allnoconfig build with binutils 2.24.
> I've now tested with binutils 2.25 and 2.28 and added these:
> 558155a0a731 MIPS: allow msa.h to be included in assembly files
> 631afc65e8f4 MIPS: Push .set mips64r* into the functions needing it
> f23ce3883a30 MIPS: assume at as source/dest of MSA copy/insert instructions
> a3a49810c55e MIPS: remove MSA macro recursion
> e1bebbab1eae MIPS: wrap cfcmsa & ctcmsa accesses for toolchains with MSA support
> which resolve the build regressions for these versions at least.
> I can't build a MIPS allnoconfig with binutils 2.25, but selecting the
> Malta platform instead of IP22 works.  This is not a regression and is
> apparently due to a binutils bug; see commit ae2f5e5ed04a.  I could
> pick that workaround for the next cycle.
> Ben.

Hi Ben,

I switched to use binutils 2.26.1 for the qemu tests. With that, we are down to:

Build results:
	total: 140 pass: 137 fail: 3
Failed builds:
     binutils 2.24:

with the following failures:

{standard input}: Assembler messages:
{standard input}:1376: Error: opcode not supported on this processor: mips32r2 (mips32r2) `ctc1 $2,$31'


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