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From: Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>
To: "Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>
Cc: linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] powerpc/64: Set default CPU in Kconfig
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 13:15:43 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20221216191543.GE25951@gate.crashing.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20221215204202.mbw2ij4ou7t2ttpv@pali>

Hi!

On Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:42:02PM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 December 2022 14:38:40 Christophe Leroy wrote:
> >  	default "power8" if POWER8_CPU
> >  	default "power9" if POWER9_CPU
> >  	default "power10" if POWER10_CPU
> > +	default "e500mc64" if E5500_CPU
> 
> Now I'm looking at this change again... and should not E5500_CPU rather
> enforce -mcpu=e5500 flag? I know that your patch moves e500mc64 flag
> from the Makefile to Kconfig, but maybe it could be changed in some
> other followup patch...
> 
> Anyway, do you know what is e500mc64 core? I was trying to find some
> information about it, but it looks like some unreleased freescale core
> which predates e5500 core.

It looks that way yes.  It was submitted at
<https://gcc.gnu.org/pipermail/gcc-patches/2009-November/273251.html>
and committed as <https://gcc.gnu.org/g:b17f98b1c541>.  It looks as if
it was based on the e500mc core, while e5500 is a new core (or
significantly different anyway).

> ISA (without extensions like altivec) seems
> to be same for e500mc64, e5500 and e6500 cores and difference is only
> pipeline definitions in gcc config files. So if my understanding is
> correct then kernel binary compiled with any of these -mcpu= flag should
> work on any of those cores. Just for mismatches core binary will not be
> optimized for speed.

It appears the E500MC64 never made it outside of FSL, so it is best not
to use it at all, imo.


Segher

  reply	other threads:[~2022-12-16 19:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-12-07 13:38 [PATCH v1] powerpc/64: Set default CPU in Kconfig Christophe Leroy
2022-12-08 19:13 ` Pali Rohár
2022-12-15 20:42 ` Pali Rohár
2022-12-16 19:15   ` Segher Boessenkool [this message]
2022-12-16 22:23     ` Pali Rohár
2022-12-16 23:02       ` Segher Boessenkool

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