On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 03:45:43PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Peter Horton <email@example.com> [2005-04-14 19:59]:
> > This patch adds detection of broken 64-bit mode LL/SC on Cobalt units.
> > With this patch my Qube2700 boots a 64-bit build fine. The later units
> > have some problems with the Tulip driver.
> Ralf, is this patch appropriate? Can you please apply it or provide
> some feedback.
Runtime testing for that bug is fairly expensive as it adds a branch to
every instance of every type of atomic operation. So we really want
cpu_has_llsc to be a constant so the compiler can optimize that.
So I suggest something like this in cpu-feature-overrides.h:
* R5000 has an interesting "restriction": ll(d)/sc(d)
* instructions to XKPHYS region simply do uncached bus
* requests. This breaks all the atomic bitops functions.
* so, for 64bit IP32 kernel we just don't use ll/sc.
* This does not affect luserland.
#define cpu_has_llsc 0
#define cpu_has_llsc 1
The probe would upset the IP27 cache coherency logic and crash them btw.