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Re: [PATCH] fix BZ 18116 - build failure on ppc64le: setcontext.S uses power6 mtfsf when not supported

On Mon, 2015-03-16 at 11:41 -0600, Martin Sebor wrote:
> The attached patch fixes a glibc build failure with gcc 5 on
> powerpc64le caused by a recent change in gcc where the compiler
> defines the _ARCH_PWR6 macro when processing assembly files
> but doesn't invoke the assembler in the corresponding machine
> mode (unless it has been explicitly configured to target POWER
> 6 or later). A bug had been filed with gcc for this (65341) but
> was closed as won't fix. Glibc relies on the _ARCH_PWR6 macro
> in a few .S files to make use of Power ISA 2.5 instructions
> (specifically, the four-argument form of the mtfsf insn).
> A similar problem had occurred in the past (bug 10118) but
> the fix that was committed for it didn't anticipate this new
> problem. The fix in the proposed patch introduces the .machine
> "power6" directive unconditionaly, regardless of whether
> _ARCH_PWR6 is defined.

I think this patch is incorrect for the architecture. The 4 operand form
of mtfsf should only be used with processors that support the DFP

So the .machine power6 should not be moved above the #ifdef.
The .machine should be in the #ifdef _ARCH_PWR6 #else "leg" specifically
around the mtfsf 4 operand form following the PPC_FEATURE_HAS_DFP test. 

> Martin

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