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RE: Does Linux invalidate TLB entries?

To: Matthew Dharm <>
Subject: RE: Does Linux invalidate TLB entries?
From: Justin Carlson <>
Date: 30 Jan 2002 15:44:37 -0500
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On Wed, 2002-01-30 at 14:33, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> Damn.  The entire line of processors from the RM7000 to the 7000A,
> 7000B, 7061A, and 7065A all have a bug which involves invalid TLB
> entries.
> I've sent the errata to Ralf only for review.  Basically, under
> certain circumstances the processor will take the "TLB refill"
> exception vector instead of the "TLB invalid" vector.

What's the behavior if the invalid entry is not fixed up and we replay
the offending instruction?  If there's a guarantee that it won't take
the wrong vector repeatedly, then this would be trivial to fix (and may
not need one at all for correctness).


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