RE: [Linux-ia64] Intermittent errors on mov rr

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2001-02-17 06:48:52
>>>>> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001 11:12:16 -0800, "Jim Hull" <> said:

  Jim> The fault happens because you are attempting to use a rid value which
  Jim> requires 19 bits, but Itanium only supports 18-bit rids (the minimum
  Jim> required by the architecture).  The implemented rid size is returned by
  Jim> PAL_VM_SUMMARY, which you can examine with:

  Jim> cat /proc/pal/cpu0/vm_info | grep RR.rid

  Jim> I know nothing about how IA-64 Linux manages rid values,
  Jim> whether it makes use of the rid size field returned by
  Jim> PAL_VM_SUMMARY, etc., so I can't help you any more than this.
  Jim> Probably David Mosberger can track down the root cause of this
  Jim> problem.

Linux reads PAL_VM_SUMMARY and sets the limit accordingly.  On
Itanium, the limit should be 0x8000-1 (18-3 bits) and that's what I

	kdb> md ia64_ctx
	e000000000abe6e8: 00000000 00006a02 00008000 00007fff  .....j.........

Keith, can you verify that you get the right value here as well?

Received on Fri Feb 16 11:50:10 2001

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