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Re: inconsistent asm macro

To: Ed Martini <martini@c2micro.com>
Subject: Re: inconsistent asm macro
From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 15:59:31 +0000
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* Ed Martini <martini@c2micro.com> [2005-03-29 17:45]:
> In include/asm-mips/interrupt.h, the definition for local_irq_restore is 
> inconsistent in its use of .reorder/.noreorder assembler directives.  
> Other asm macros in interrupt.h are wrapped with '.set push' and '.set pop'.
> 
> It doesn't seem to be a problem with the 2.96 mipsel-linux- assembler, 
> but it caused me a problem with my 4.0-based toolchain.  (As it was the 
> local_irq_restore left the assembler in 'reorder' mode and a stack 
> pointer post-inc was reordered out of the return delay slot where it 
> belonged.)  Luckily we have a sharp compiler guy who figured it out.  
> Thanks.
> 
> As usual, there may be a reason for this, but it took me a whole day to 
> find it, and I thought I'd point it out.

Maciej, since you use gcc 4, can you please review this patch?

> Ed Martini
> 
> $ diff -uN interrupt.h interrupt-new.h
> --- interrupt.h 2005-03-29 17:35:02.922362384 -0800
> +++ interrupt-new.h     2005-03-29 17:33:26.350770293 -0800
> @@ -100,6 +100,7 @@
> 
> __asm__ (
>        ".macro\tlocal_irq_restore flags\n\t"
> +       ".set\tpush\n\t"
>        ".set\tnoreorder\n\t"
>        ".set\tnoat\n\t"
>        "mfc0\t$1, $12\n\t"
> @@ -109,8 +110,7 @@
>        "or\t\\flags, $1\n\t"
>        "mtc0\t\\flags, $12\n\t"
>        "irq_disable_hazard\n\t"
> -       ".set\tat\n\t"
> -       ".set\treorder\n\t"
> +       ".set\tpop\n\t"
>        ".endm");
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Martin Michlmayr
http://www.cyrius.com/

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