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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 47/58] Implement POWER7's CFAR in TCG

From: David Gibson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 47/58] Implement POWER7's CFAR in TCG
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:00:23 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 05:08:29PM +0000, Blue Swirl wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Alexander Graf <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From: David Gibson <address@hidden>
> >
> > This patch implements support for the CFAR SPR on POWER7 (Come From
> > Address Register), which snapshots the PC value at the time of a branch or
> > an rfid.  The latest powerpc-next kernel also catches it and can show it in
> > xmon or in the signal frames.
> >
> > This works well enough to let recent kernels boot (which otherwise oops
> > on the CFAR access).  It hasn't been tested enough to be confident that the
> > CFAR values are actually accurate, but one thing at a time.
> This looks accurate at least for the cases covered.
> A higher performance implementation could be to only update the
> register lazily when the SPR is read, in most other times CFAR would
> be only stored to DisasContext.

Uh, yeah.  I think I'll leave that to someone who actually understands
TCG, rather than just bluffing it.

David Gibson                    | I'll have my music baroque, and my code
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