[PATCH] ppc32: Tell userland about lack of standard TB
Benjamin Herrenschmidt [Wed, 12 Oct 2005 04:22:50 +0000 (14:22 +1000)]
Glibc is about to get some new high precision timer stuff that relies on
the standard timebase of the PPC architecture.

However, some (rare & old) CPUs do not have such timebase and it is a
bit annoying to have your stuff just crash because you are running on
the wrong CPU...

This exposes to userland a CPU feature bit that tells that the current
processor doesn't have a standard timebase.  It's negative logic so that
glibc will still "just work" on older kernels (it will just be unhappy
on those old CPUs but that doesn't really matter as distro tend to
update glibc & kernel at the same time).

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

arch/ppc/kernel/cputable.c
include/asm-ppc/cputable.h

index 546e1ea..6b76cf5 100644 (file)
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@ struct cpu_spec       cpu_specs[] = {
                .cpu_features           = CPU_FTR_COMMON | CPU_FTR_601 |
                        CPU_FTR_HPTE_TABLE,
                .cpu_user_features      = COMMON_PPC | PPC_FEATURE_601_INSTR |
-                       PPC_FEATURE_UNIFIED_CACHE,
+                       PPC_FEATURE_UNIFIED_CACHE | PPC_FEATURE_NO_TB,
                .icache_bsize           = 32,
                .dcache_bsize           = 32,
                .cpu_setup              = __setup_cpu_601
@@ -745,7 +745,8 @@ struct cpu_spec     cpu_specs[] = {
                .cpu_name               = "403GCX",
                .cpu_features           = CPU_FTR_SPLIT_ID_CACHE |
                        CPU_FTR_USE_TB,
-               .cpu_user_features      = PPC_FEATURE_32 | PPC_FEATURE_HAS_MMU,
+               .cpu_user_features      = PPC_FEATURE_32 |
+                       PPC_FEATURE_HAS_MMU | PPC_FEATURE_NO_TB,
                .icache_bsize           = 16,
                .dcache_bsize           = 16,
        },
index 41d8f84..e17c492 100644 (file)
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
 #define PPC_FEATURE_HAS_SPE            0x00800000
 #define PPC_FEATURE_HAS_EFP_SINGLE     0x00400000
 #define PPC_FEATURE_HAS_EFP_DOUBLE     0x00200000
+#define PPC_FEATURE_NO_TB              0x00100000
 
 #ifdef __KERNEL__