Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 01:35:32PM -0800, Marc St-Jean wrote:
> > Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > > On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 05:38:41PM +0000, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > >
> > > > Something like
> > > >
> > > > #if LOADADDR == 0xffffffff80000000
> > > > .fill 0x400
> > > > #endif
> > > >
> > > > but by defining an appropriate name in arch/mips/Makefile
> instead of
> > > > externalizing the load-y/LOADADDR there.
> > >
> > > Basically a good idea but it will fail for 64-bit kernels so the test
> > > would need to be extended to cover XKPHYS as well. Also R2 processors
> > > which have the c0_ebase registers do no need to reserve space for
> > > exception handlers as they can easily move them elsewhere.
> > >
> > > Ralf
> > Hi Ralf,
> > From your description it sounds like not all R2 CPUs have c0_ebase
> > I don't know how to check for c0_ebase from the pre-processor, the
> test below
> > assumes they all do.
> Sorry for being ambigous. All R2 processors have ebase. However Linux
> happens to support older processors as well, that was my point.
> > How about something like:
> > #if (defined(CONFIG_SYS_HAS_CPU_MIPS32_R1) && \
> > VMLINUX_LOAD_ADDRESS == CKSEG0) || \
> > ((defined(CONFIG_SYS_HAS_CPU_MIPS64_R1) ||
> defined(CONFIG_SYS_HAS_CPU_MIPS64_R2)) && \
> > VMLINUX_LOAD_ADDRESS == XKPHYS)
> > .fill 0x400
> > #endif
> There are several potencial addresses in XKPHYS, so if anything:
> #if !defined(CONFIG_CPU_MIPSR2) && \
> ((VMLINUX_LOAD_ADDRESS == CKSEG0) || \
> (VMLINUX_LOAD_ADDRESS & 0xc7ffffffffffffffUL) == XKPHYS)
> However even where ebase actually exists there might be reasons not to use
> it. So a config option might be the safe thing to do.
OK, I'll introduce a CONFIG_NO_EXCEPT_FILL as proposed earlier and select
it in our platform configuration section.