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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 1/3] ppc: Correctly handle errors reading ibm, vmx

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 1/3] ppc: Correctly handle errors reading ibm, vmx and ibm, dfp properties
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:53:13 +0100

On 28.10.2011, at 03:56, David Gibson wrote:

> kvmppc_read_int_cpu_dt() returns -1 on errors. However
> kvmppc_host_cpu_def() assumes that it can use the return value
> directly for setting the corresponding instruction support bits.  This
> will give invalid results when kvmppc_read_int_cpu_dt() returns -1
> (i.e. 0xffffffff).
> In fact, it gets worse: the common case for -1 return values is when
> the properties are simply not present.  On some machines this means
> the features are not available but in other cases it just means that
> the firmware on this platform does not provide this information.  So,
> when there's an error reading the properties we really can't tell if
> vmx or dfp is supported.
> Therefore, this patch checks for -1 return values and falls back to
> qemu's built in table of CPU capabilities in that case.
> Reported-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: David Gibson <address@hidden>

I already have this patch in my tree, though with different author. I've added 
Nishanth as Reported-by on it now and you as Acked-by, if you're ok with that.


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