[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "MIPS: tlbex: Properly fix HUGE TLB Refill exception handler" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Fri Oct 31 20:53:41 UTC 2014

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

    MIPS: tlbex: Properly fix HUGE TLB Refill exception handler

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 6fb57aa6f894de8f2c3bd36f1821f1a9e4d7dfb4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David Daney <david.daney at cavium.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:34:23 -0700
Subject: MIPS: tlbex: Properly fix HUGE TLB Refill exception handler

commit 9e0f162a36914937a937358fcb45e0609ef2bfc4 upstream.

In commit 8393c524a25609 (MIPS: tlbex: Fix a missing statement for
HUGETLB), the TLB Refill handler was fixed so that non-OCTEON targets
would work properly with huge pages.  The change was incorrect in that
it broke the OCTEON case.

The problem is shown here:

    xxx0:	df7a0000 	ld	k0,0(k1)
    xxxc0:	df610000 	ld	at,0(k1)
    xxxc4:	335a0ff0 	andi	k0,k0,0xff0
    xxxc8:	e825ffcd 	bbit1	at,0x5,0x0
    xxxcc:	003ad82d 	daddu	k1,at,k0

In the non-octeon case there is a destructive test for the huge PTE
bit, and then at 0, $k0 is reloaded (that is what the 8393c524a25609
patch added).

In the octeon case, we modify k1 in the branch delay slot, but we
never need k0 again, so the new load is not needed, but since k1 is
modified, if we do the load, we load from a garbage location and then
get a nested TLB Refill, which is seen in userspace as either SIGBUS
or SIGSEGV (depending on the garbage).

The real fix is to only do this reloading if it is needed, and never
where it is harmful.

Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney at cavium.com>
Cc: Huacai Chen <chenhc at lemote.com>
Cc: Fuxin Zhang <zhangfx at lemote.com>
Cc: Zhangjin Wu <wuzhangjin at gmail.com>
Cc: linux-mips at linux-mips.org
Patchwork: https://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/8151/
Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf at linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c b/arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c
index ec90a27..4b95653 100644
--- a/arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c
+++ b/arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c
@@ -1057,6 +1057,7 @@ static void build_update_entries(u32 **p, unsigned int tmp, unsigned int ptep)
 struct mips_huge_tlb_info {
 	int huge_pte;
 	int restore_scratch;
+	bool need_reload_pte;

 static struct mips_huge_tlb_info
@@ -1071,6 +1072,7 @@ build_fast_tlb_refill_handler (u32 **p, struct uasm_label **l,

 	rv.huge_pte = scratch;
 	rv.restore_scratch = 0;
+	rv.need_reload_pte = false;

 	if (check_for_high_segbits) {
 		UASM_i_MFC0(p, tmp, C0_BADVADDR);
@@ -1259,6 +1261,7 @@ static void build_r4000_tlb_refill_handler(void)
 	} else {
 		htlb_info.huge_pte = K0;
 		htlb_info.restore_scratch = 0;
+		htlb_info.need_reload_pte = true;
 		vmalloc_mode = refill_noscratch;
 		 * create the plain linear handler
@@ -1295,7 +1298,8 @@ static void build_r4000_tlb_refill_handler(void)
 	uasm_l_tlb_huge_update(&l, p);
-	UASM_i_LW(&p, K0, 0, K1);
+	if (htlb_info.need_reload_pte)
+		UASM_i_LW(&p, htlb_info.huge_pte, 0, K1);
 	build_huge_update_entries(&p, htlb_info.huge_pte, K1);
 	build_huge_tlb_write_entry(&p, &l, &r, K0, tlb_random,

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