[PATCH 3.13.y-ckt 71/80] MIPS: Fix C0_Pagegrain[IEC] support.

David Daney ddaney at caviumnetworks.com
Thu Mar 19 23:10:21 UTC 2015


On 03/19/2015 03:35 PM, Kamal Mostafa wrote:
> 3.13.11-ckt17 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>

Read the patch commentary.  It should only be applied to 3.17 and later.

So:  NACK.

> ------------------
>
> From: David Daney <david.daney at cavium.com>
>
> commit 9ead8632bbf454cfc709b6205dc9cd8582fb0d64 upstream.
>
> The following commits:
>
>    5890f70f15c52d (MIPS: Use dedicated exception handler if CPU supports RI/XI exceptions)
>    6575b1d4173eae (MIPS: kernel: cpu-probe: Detect unique RI/XI exceptions)
>
> break the kernel for *all* existing MIPS CPUs that implement the
> CP0_PageGrain[IEC] bit.  They cause the TLB exception handlers to be
> generated without the legacy execute-inhibit handling, but never set
> the CP0_PageGrain[IEC] bit to activate the use of dedicated exception
> vectors for execute-inhibit exceptions.  The result is that upon
> detection of an execute-inhibit violation, we loop forever in the TLB
> exception handlers instead of sending SIGSEGV to the task.
>
> If we are generating TLB exception handlers expecting separate
> vectors, we must also enable the CP0_PageGrain[IEC] feature.
>
> The bug was introduced in kernel version 3.17.
>
> Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney at cavium.com>
> Cc: Leonid Yegoshin <Leonid.Yegoshin at imgtec.com>
> Cc: linux-mips at linux-mips.org
> Patchwork: http://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/8880/
> Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf at linux-mips.org>
> Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
> ---
>   arch/mips/mm/tlb-r4k.c | 2 ++
>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/mips/mm/tlb-r4k.c b/arch/mips/mm/tlb-r4k.c
> index da3b0b9..d04fe4e 100644
> --- a/arch/mips/mm/tlb-r4k.c
> +++ b/arch/mips/mm/tlb-r4k.c
> @@ -429,6 +429,8 @@ void tlb_init(void)
>   #ifdef CONFIG_64BIT
>   		pg |= PG_ELPA;
>   #endif
> +		if (cpu_has_rixiex)
> +			pg |= PG_IEC;
>   		write_c0_pagegrain(pg);
>   	}
>
>





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