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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] powerpc32: memcpy: only use dcbz once cache is enabled
On Fri, 2015-09-11 at 16:33 +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> memcpy() uses instruction dcbz to speed up copy by not wasting time
> loading cache line with data that will be overwritten.
> Some platform like mpc52xx do no have cache active at startup and
> can therefore not use memcpy(). Allthough no part of the code
> explicitly uses memcpy(), GCC makes calls to it.
> This patch modifies memcpy() such that at startup, memcpy()
> unconditionally jumps to generic_memcpy() which doesn't use
> the dcbz instruction.
> Once the initial MMU is set up, in machine_init() we patch memcpy()
> by replacing this inconditional jump by a NOP
> Reported-by: Michal Sojka <>
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
> ---
> changes in v2:
> Using feature-fixups instead of hardcoded call to patch_instruction()
> Handling of memset() added
> changes in v3:
> Not using anymore feature-fixups
> Handling of memset() removed

Why was handling of memset() removed?


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