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[PATCH v4 0/4] Workaround the Out-of-order Issue of Loongson-2

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: [PATCH v4 0/4] Workaround the Out-of-order Issue of Loongson-2
From: Wu Zhangjin <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:11:50 +0800
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Wu Zhangjin <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>
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v3->v4:

  + Incorporated with the feedbacks from Ralf.
    o add a new kernel config option to allow the users to disable the
    workarounds for the new loongson2f batches(2F03 and newer).
    o enable the workarounds unconditionally for the related 
loongson2f(2F01/02).
    o use a safer method to fixup the reset issue introduced by the workaround.

v2->v3:

  o Herein, RAS is short for Return Address Stack not Row Address Strobe, at
  the same time, the "model" in the translation of Chapter 15 should be "mode".
  (feedback from Shinya Kuribayashi)
        
v1->v2:

  o Cleanup some comments and align some instructions.
  
----

As the Chapter 15: "Errata: Issue of Out-of-order in loongson"[1] shows, to
workaround the Issue of Loongson-2Fï¼?We need to do:

  o When switching from user mode to kernel mode, you should flush the branch
  target history such as BTB and RAS.
 
  o Doing some tricks to the indirect branch target to make sure that the
  indirect branch target can not be in the I/O region.

This patchset applied the above methods and for the binutils patch[3] have been
merged into binutils 2.20.1, so, it's time to upstream this patchset now.
without this patch, the machines will hang when the instruction sequence hit
the Out-of-order Issue of Loongson-2F, therefore, this patchset is very urgent
for both 2.6.33 and 2.6.34.

[1] Chinese Version: http://www.loongson.cn/uploadfile/file/20080821113149.pdf
[2] English Version of Chapter 15:
http://groups.google.com.hk/group/loongson-dev/msg/e0d2e220958f10a6?dmode=source
[3] http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2009-11/msg00387.html 

Wu Zhangjin (4):
  Loongson: Add CPU_LOONGSON2F_WORKAROUNDS
  Loongson-2F: Enable fixups of the latest binutils
  Loongson-2F: Flush the branch target history in BTB and RAS (cont.)
  Loongson-2F: Fixup of problems introduced by -mfix-loongson2f-jump

 arch/mips/Kconfig                  |   26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/mips/Makefile                 |   13 +++++++++++++
 arch/mips/include/asm/stackframe.h |    2 +-
 arch/mips/loongson/common/reset.c  |   20 +++++++++++++++++++-
 4 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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