Help! Need to add a flag to ia64 thread flags

From: Lee Schermerhorn <>
Date: 2007-06-14 03:02:04

I need to add a flag to the ia64 thread info flags to support my
automigration work.  I was using TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME which you removed.  I
didn't notice that happening, but even if I did, I couldn't/wouldn't
have objected because my patches are still [maybe always?] out of tree.

Now, I've tried to add an automigration-specific flag, called
TIF_MIGRATION_WORK--to the flags to trigger entry to do_notify_resume()
to handle auto-migration.  However, I'm getting errors from the
assembler in arch/ia64/kernel/fsys.S where ever the instruction:


occurs, complaining that "Operand 2 of 'and' should be an 8-bit integer
(-128-127)".  This is worrisome to begin with, as thread information
flags comment says that "pending work-to-be-done flags are in
least-significant 16 bits", while the code currently only supports
"8-bits".  What's more interesting is that I've used bit '7' for the
TIF_MIGRATION_WORK flag.  That should fit in the range (-128 - 127),
right?  Maybe the assembler is confused by sign extension of the signed
8-bit int?

For my testing, I can probably use your 'PERFMON_WORK flag, but that's
probably not a good long term solution.  Any ideas how to proceed longer
term to support >7 pending work flags?


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Received on Thu Jun 14 03:03:04 2007

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