[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH v3] v2, v3: Bug? in CAR setup with CacheSize!={4k, 8k, 16k}

Marc Jones marc.jones at amd.com
Thu Nov 29 23:58:43 CET 2007

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:

> Everything is set up correctly until now.
>>>>         /* enable caching for 16K/8K/4K using fixed mtrr */
>>>>         movl    $0x269, %ecx  /* fix4k_cc000*/
>>>> #if CacheSize == 0x4000
>>>>         movl    $0x06060606, %edx /* WB IO type */
>>>> #endif
>>>> #if CacheSize == 0x2000
>>>>         movl    $0x06060000, %edx /* WB IO type */
>>>> #endif
>>>> #if CacheSize == 0x1000
>>>>         movl    $0x06000000, %edx /* WB IO type */
>>>> #endif
>>>> 	xorl    %eax, %eax
>>>> 	wrmsr
> This is where the bug is. I'm speaking of the two commands above,
> executed unconditionally. %ecx is 0x269, %eax is zeroed, %edx keeps its
> value ($0x06060606 in case of CacheSize>=32k). wrmsr is issued. Is there
> any reason to assume that this will not disable CAR again between 16k
> and 32k? And no, that code is not protected by an #ifdef.

Ah! You are right. This is a bad bug.

Marc Jones
Senior Firmware Engineer
(970) 226-9684 Office
mailto:Marc.Jones at amd.com

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