[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "mach64: use unaligned access" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu May 1 19:17:02 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mach64: use unaligned access

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From 515f7a775d47cfe7017b244187ba0fa3613e654b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka at redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:41:09 -0500
Subject: mach64: use unaligned access

commit c29dd8696dc5dbd50b3ac441b8a26751277ba520 upstream.

This patch fixes mach64 to use unaligned access to the font bitmap.

This fixes unaligned access warning on sparc64 when 14x8 font is loaded.

On x86(64), unaligned access is handled in hardware, so both functions
le32_to_cpup and get_unaligned_le32 perform the same operation.

On RISC machines, unaligned access is not handled in hardware, so we
better use get_unaligned_le32 to avoid the unaligned trap and warning.

Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen at ti.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/video/aty/mach64_accel.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/aty/mach64_accel.c b/drivers/video/aty/mach64_accel.c
index e45833c..182bd68 100644
--- a/drivers/video/aty/mach64_accel.c
+++ b/drivers/video/aty/mach64_accel.c
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@

 #include <linux/delay.h>
+#include <asm/unaligned.h>
 #include <linux/fb.h>
 #include <video/mach64.h>
 #include "atyfb.h"
@@ -419,7 +420,7 @@ void atyfb_imageblit(struct fb_info *info, const struct fb_image *image)
 		u32 *pbitmap, dwords = (src_bytes + 3) / 4;
 		for (pbitmap = (u32*)(image->data); dwords; dwords--, pbitmap++) {
 			wait_for_fifo(1, par);
-			aty_st_le32(HOST_DATA0, le32_to_cpup(pbitmap), par);
+			aty_st_le32(HOST_DATA0, get_unaligned_le32(pbitmap), par);


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