[ECOS] Re: eCos PCI problem and NEC vrc4373 build option.

Jonathan Larmour jlarmour@redhat.com
Wed Aug 30 18:02:00 GMT 2000

Ling Su wrote:
> Last time, I talked with NEC, they said they pay a lot to Cygnus for the
> toolchain on NEC MIPS, I don't know why I can not get a proper toolchain
> works properly. I really follow the instruction on the eCos website
> carefully.

Well, I think I've found your problem, and it wasn't the toolchain after
all! So much for laying the blame there :-). Although the confusion was
because our tools are of a different vintage. Can you try the attached
patch and rebuild your pci1 please? 

The problem was that without the ".set noreorder" the assembler was free to
put the jr before the lw. This caused a check (as described in the comment)
in hal_bus_error_vsr to fail.

Let me know if this works and I'll check it in here.


Index: platform.S
RCS file: /cvs/ecc/ecc/hal/mips/vrc4373/current/src/platform.S,v
retrieving revision 1.9
diff -u -5 -p -r1.9 platform.S
--- platform.S  2000/02/02 19:10:27     1.9
+++ platform.S  2000/08/31 00:56:39
@@ -187,10 +187,11 @@ hal_bus_error_vsr:
 ## above to work around any bus errors provoked by the VRC4373.
+       .set noreorder
        lw      v0,0(a0)        # Read the value. If this bus-errors the
                                # handler will skip this instruction and
                                # put 0xFFFFFFFF into v0.
        jr      ra              # And return

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