Patchwork [27/30] powerpc: Fix incorrect setting of __HAVE_ARCH_PTE_SPECIAL

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Date Oct. 1, 2009, 11:31 p.m.
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Comments - Oct. 1, 2009, 11:31 p.m.
2.6.30-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Weirich, Bernhard <>

[I'm going to fix upstream differently, by having all CPU types
actually support _PAGE_SPECIAL, but I prefer the simple and obvious
fix for -stable. -- Ben]

The test that decides whether to define __HAVE_ARCH_PTE_SPECIAL on
powerpc is bogus and will end up always defining it, even when
_PAGE_SPECIAL is not supported (in which case it's 0) such as on
8xx or 40x processors.

Signed-off-by: Bernhard Weirich <>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 arch/powerpc/include/asm/pte-common.h |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pte-common.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pte-common.h
@@ -176,7 +176,7 @@  extern unsigned long bad_call_to_PMD_PAG
 #define HAVE_PAGE_AGP
 /* Advertise support for _PAGE_SPECIAL */
+#if _PAGE_SPECIAL != 0