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Re: TLB mapping questions (followup q)

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Subject: Re: TLB mapping questions (followup q)
From: "Erik J. Green" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 03:38:05 +0000
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Quoting "Erik J. Green" <>:
> That's ok for the first page, it's code only.  The second page mapped by the
> entry is data, so I'll set the D bit on that.

A followup question:  my stack is working now that I've set the D flag in the
TLB entry, allowing writes to that page.  From what I can tell, the
MAPPED_KERNEL_SETUP_TLB macro in head.S actually creates two nearly identical
halves for the new TLB entry it creates, except the half in ENTRYLO1 has the D
bit set.  My problem with the stack code was that the address the stack pointer
was being saved to (ok, really more of an addressing problem than a stack
problem) was within that first (16MB) page of memory, which couldn't be written
until I set the D bit.  

How can this work in the existing head.S for a mapped kernel?  Wouldn't other
machines have the same problem, where the location for kernelsp is within the
non-writeable segment? 


PS: Code from the current (few days old CVS) head.S:

         * This needs to read the nasid - assume 0 for now.
         * Drop in 0xffffffffc0000000 in tlbhi, 0+VG in tlblo_0,
         * 0+DVG in tlblo_1.
        dli     t0, 0xffffffffc0000000
        dmtc0   t0, CP0_ENTRYHI
        li      t0, 0x1c000             # Offset of text into node memory
        dsll    t1, NASID_SHFT          # Shift text nasid into place
        dsll    t2, NASID_SHFT          # Same for data nasid
        or      t1, t1, t0              # Physical load address of kernel text
        or      t2, t2, t0              # Physical load address of kernel data
        dsrl    t1, 12                  # 4K pfn
        dsrl    t2, 12                  # 4K pfn
        dsll    t1, 6                   # Get pfn into place
        dsll    t2, 6                   # Get pfn into place
        li      t0, ((_PAGE_GLOBAL|_PAGE_VALID| _CACHE_CACHABLE_COW) >> 6)
        or      t0, t0, t1
        mtc0    t0, CP0_ENTRYLO0        # physaddr, VG, cach exlwr
>> 6)
        or      t0, t0, t2
        mtc0    t0, CP0_ENTRYLO1        # physaddr, DVG, cach exlwr
        li      t0, 0x1ffe000           # MAPPED_KERN_TLBMASK, TLBPGMASK_16M
        mtc0    t0, CP0_PAGEMASK
        li      t0, 0                   # KMAP_INX
        mtc0    t0, CP0_INDEX
        li      t0, 1
        mtc0    t0, CP0_WIRED
        mtc0    zero, CP0_WIRED

Erik J. Green

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