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Re: [PATCH] mips/mm: fix module support on SiByte

To: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mips/mm: fix module support on SiByte
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:04:03 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 03:59:18PM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 12:02:41PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> > Since commit 656be92f aka "Load modules to CKSEG0 if
> > CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64=n" module support is broken on 64bit. Since then
> > modules arr loaded into 32bit compat adresses which are sign extended
> > 64bit addresses. The SiByte war handler was not updated and those
> > addresses were not recognized by the TLB hadling.
> > This patch fixes this by shifting away the upper bits including the R
> > and Fill bits. Now we compare VPN2 of C0_ENTRYHI against the matching
> > bits at C0_BADVADDR.
> Good detective work but I'll check against the errata documents (which
> are non-public, sigh ...) before applying your patch.
> The M3 workaround in which you found this bug is currently applied to all
> Sibyte SB1 cores while probably only a relativly small number of the cores
> in circulation are affected so we should refine the workaround to be only
> applied if the System Revision Register indicates a system older than
> revision C0.  This could get rid of 6 instructions which according to the
> usual rule of thumb would result in a speedup of ~ 3%.

I've just committed a patch on the master branch to handle this issue.
On cores that are not affected by the M3 bug this also fixes the module


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