RE: [patch] ia64: fix potential NaT bit error for sys_pipe().

From: Chen, Kenneth W <>
Date: 2005-01-22 05:48:46
David Mosberger  wrote on Thursday, January 20, 2005 9:53 AM:
> Please disregard the patch named in $SUBJECT.  It appears to be
> breaking light-weight syscalls.  That's rather odd, but since Rohit
> has some better ideas on how to fix this issue, I'd rather drop this
> patch for the time being (the root problem is still there and IMHO,
> needs to be fixed urgently).

Seth, Rohit wrote on Thursday, January 20, 2005 11:01 AM
> I will send out the first rev of patch today to address the
> functionality issue.  This patch will not worry about exporting the NAT
> bits in r8-r11 to user.  So, the ld.fills will be replaced by simple ld.
> Though, as per the disussions with David, there is scope of further
> optimization in the way we are saving/restoring r8-r11 in this code.
> This will probably need little more analysis to ensure best
> placement/scheduling of new code. Will send that later...

Here is the first part of the patch that Rohit mentioned earlier.

--- 1.1/arch/ia64/kernel/entry.S	Mon Oct 18 14:53:44 2004
+++ edited/arch/ia64/kernel/entry.S	Thu Jan 20 15:21:50 2005
@@ -614,8 +614,8 @@
 	adds r2=PT(R8)+16,sp			// r2 = &pt_regs.r8
 	adds r3=PT(R10)+16,sp			// r3 = &pt_regs.r10
-.mem.offset 0,0; (p6) st8.spill [r2]=r8	// store return value in slot for r8 and set unat bit
-.mem.offset 8,0; (p6) st8.spill [r3]=r0	// clear error indication in slot for r10 and set unat bit
+.mem.offset 0,0; (p6) st8 [r2]=r8		// store return value in slot for r8
+.mem.offset 8,0; (p6) st8 [r3]=r0		// clear error indication in slot for r10
 (p7)	br.cond.spnt handle_syscall_error	// handle potential syscall failure
 	// fall through
@@ -708,12 +708,12 @@
 (p6)	br.cond.spnt .work_pending
 	// start restoring the state saved on the kernel stack (struct pt_regs):
-	ld8.fill r8=[r16],16
-	ld8.fill r9=[r17],16
+	ld8 r8=[r16],16
+	ld8 r9=[r17],16
 	mov f6=f0		// clear f6
-	ld8.fill r10=[r16],16
-	ld8.fill r11=[r17],16
+	ld8 r10=[r16],16
+	ld8 r11=[r17],16
 	mov f7=f0		// clear f7
 	ld8 r29=[r16],16	// load cr.ipsr

Signed-off-by: Ken Chen <>
Signed-off-by: Rohit Seth <>

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